By Steven H. Jaffe, Jessica Lautin

From innovative period financial institution notes to the 2008 monetary cave in, Capital of Capital explores how long island urban gave upward push to a banking that during flip made the yankee and global economies. Capital of Capital additionally examines the usually contentious evolution of the banking company, its function in making ny urban a global fiscal heart, and its impression on America’s politics, society, and culture.

Based on an important exhibition on the Museum of town of recent York, Capital of Capital gains the main leaders of banking, together with Alexander Hamilton and J. P. Morgan, in addition to its critics, comparable to Louis Brandeis and the Occupy Wall highway protesters. The ebook additionally covers the main occasions and controversies that experience formed the heritage of banking and encompasses a interesting array of basic fabrics starting from antebellum financial institution notes and ledgers to early charge cards and ads.

Lavishly illustrated, Capital of Capital offers a multifaceted, unique figuring out of the profound influence of banking at the lifetime of ny urban and the world’s financial system.

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The book demonstrates that to a substantial extent social protection in a modern economy, both inside and outside the state, can be understood as protection of specific investments by both workers and firms in human capital. It then shows that such an understanding provides a systematic explanation for popular preferences for redistributive spending, the economic role of political parties and electoral systems, and labor market stratification (including gender inequality). In doing so, it helps resolve the debate between power resources theory and recent work on employers and the welfare state by systemically linking demand for redistribution and demand for social insurance and by tying social protection to the way firms compete in the international economy.

Although the chapter will discuss causal mechanisms, the main purpose is to put some empirical meat on the conceptual bones presented in Chapter 1. I will provide the reader with a range of background information, and I will show some striking interconnections between skill systems, social protection, and political institutions that cry out for explanation. Building on a joint paper with Barry Eichengreen, I argue that these interconnections metamorphosed into very distinct regime clusters in response to the challenges of postwar reconstruction and international economic integration, and each cluster is associated with distinct economic advantages that are reinforced through the international division of labor.

But Chapter 4 argues that partisanship is determined by the differences in coalitional dynamics resulting from differences in electoral systems. 2. 75 Note: Excludes centrist governments and PR cases with single-party majority governments. Source: Cusack and Engelhardt (2002) and Cusack and Fuchs (2002). xml CY548-Iversen 0 521 84861 X May 26, 2005 16:20 A Political Economy Approach to the Welfare State and Cusack and Fuchs (2002). The figures are the total number of years with right- and left-leaning governments in seventeen advanced democracies between 1945 and 1998.

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