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The New Testament of Dale Carnegie: Capitalism Beyond Accumulation?

[As promised, the participants of the “Greed and the Intellectual History of Twentieth-Century American Capitalism” panel at the just completed 2014 S-USIH conference will be posting their papers on the blog. Mine was the first paper given and will be followed by papers by Robin Marie Averbeck and Kurt Newman.] “Accumulate, accumulate! That is Moses and the prophets,” says Marx in the first volume of Capital. And, while we are well aware of Marx’s fraught relationship with his own Jewish heritage, we are nonetheless left wondering, if accumulation is Moses and the prophets, is there a New Testament? The easy Read more