Joseph Schumpeter and Dynamic Economical Change

  • by Laurence S. Moss
  • Narrated by Louis Rukeyser
  • 2 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Joseph Schumpeter (1883-1950) viewed capitalism as a dynamic engine of progress. In his view, mature economic systems find a regular and stable routine of supply, demand, and exchange; Schumpeter called this the "circular flow". Entrepreneurs interrupt this circular flow with new ideas and visions about the economic future, recombining existing resources to create new and more valuable products and services. Schumpeter saw the freedom of innovation and exchange as the foundation of material progress in capitalist economies. Schumpeter called capitalism a process of "creative destruction" because it overthrows old routines and methods of production. But he recognized that this process is unstable, and therefore unsettling, for those who have become accustomed to established ways. Schumpeter predicted growing political opposition to capitalism, and a corresponding growth in socialism, in the 20th century.


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Would you try another book written by Laurence S. Moss or narrated by Louis Rukeyser?

No - the writing did not cover the ground I expected.

Would you ever listen to anything by Laurence S. Moss again?


Have you listened to any of Louis Rukeyser’s other performances? How does this one compare?

Have not listened to any others. Passages read in silly accents that I suppose were intended to sound like their authors' voices detracted from the performance.

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I expected a book on Schumpeter's economic theories, but instead got a lot of biographical notes, a handful of quotations read in silly accents, and only a superficial overview of the economic theories. Very disappointing.

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- Vauxhall Hoosier

Book Details

  • Release Date: 14-07-2006
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.