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The economic taproot of US Imperialism: the Bush Rentier shift

Seabrooke, Leonard


Over a century ago, John A. Hobson provided a polemic on how social liberal domestic reforms could cure the international disease of imperialism by removing its 'economic taproot'. When read alongside his other works, Hobson saw how state intervention through taxation could boost broader consumption, create wealth, and encourage a peaceful multilateral world order. Conversely, should the state not intervene, rentiers would generate socially negative wealth, or 'illth',that fostered imperialism...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: International Politics: a journal of transnational issues and global problems
DOI: 10.1057/palgrave.ip.8800081


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