James fulcher is senior lecturer in sociology at the university of leicester read more product details paperback 160 pages teaching capitalism in todays world is like describing water to a fish we are surrounded by it cant live without it and are unaware of the alternatives most have never experienced the depression many have . Capitalism a very short introduction second edition james fulcher very short introductions provides a detailed answer to the question what is capitalism. Fulcher explores the different types of capitalism from anarchic capitalism instances when people invested in money for profit in enclaves that were not direct james fulcher writes that capitalism is essentially the investment of money in the expectation of making a profit and as an economic system it is that idea adopted as part of . James fulcher looks at the different forms that capitalism takes in britain japan sweden and the united states and explores whether capitalism has escaped the nation state by going global it ends by asking whether there is an alternative to capitalism discussing socialism communal and cooperative experiments and the alternatives . Capitalism a very short introduction by james fulcher oxford university press 2004 we are in the midst of a crisis of capitalism and commentators compete to provide accounts of its origins in misguided policies or corporate malpractices as though it is in some way a deviation from the normal functioning of capitalist economies
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