Review of “The Invention of Enterprise”

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May 25, 2011
Libertarian Papers
by Michael E. Marotta  
Posted in Commentary

"The Invention of Enterprise: Entrepreneurship from Ancient Mesopotamia to Modern Times, David S. Landes, Joel Mokyr, and William J. Baumol, eds., Princeton University Press, 2010, is a dense anthology that provides an 'orbital view' of the history of trade and commerce. The essays encompass several theoretic frameworks while following three themes: the creation of enterprises; the distinctions between creative and corrosive capitalism; and the societies that engender those different modes." [abstract -- full paper available as PDF or MS Word download] (05/24/11)


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