So this book is worth reading as intellectual history.
If this were, as they insist, true, then wherever one would look in human history one would find markets that were by their nature self-regulating.
All this said, this book is very difficult to summarize since it is chock-full of thought-provoking insights.
I give it five stars because the book looks like new. It was definitely worthy to buy it second-hand instead of purchasing a new brand edition. Read morePublished 2 months ago by María M.
This book purports to give a theoretical account of how people have to think and act before a market economy is possible. Read morePublished 3 months ago by S Sims
It is a classic for scrutinizing the great transformation of economic life in human history. A masterpiece not only for economic anthropologists but also for economic historians.Published 7 months ago by Pengsheng Chiu
Excellentbook. To all economists, esp. market liberalists. As a historian, Polanyi has his great insight. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Mr. L
This is NOT a reflection of the content of this book. I can't wait to read it .. but in print where design is still important. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Keith Rowland
Well written and incredibly insightful about the dangers of "self-correcting" markets. His description of the industrial revolution is eye-opening and the book is a fast... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
This is a great book. I wonder why we were not taught this in the freshman year, or at least as a counterpoint to Econ101. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Usman A. Ghani
Polanyi's work of economic, political and social history might be difficult to read at first, especially for contemporary students of history or political science, but it is... Read morePublished 18 months ago by M. Escobedo
This book outlines the double movement, which occurred when society became disembedded and subordinated to the economy, and that the formation of society is a defense against... Read morePublished 18 months ago by stynen