Civilizing Capitalism: “Good” and “bad” greed from the enlightenment to Thorstein Veblen (1857-1929) Erik S. Reinert

This paper investigates the historical arguments about the role of self interest and greed in capitalism, and how scholars over time have categorised ‘good greed’ and ‘bad greed’.

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This article was originally published in Real-World Economics Review, issue no. 63.