Crisis of capitalism and death wish - by Gilles Dostaler et Bernard Maris[Reading report] by Antoine Desjonquères

2014-03-15

The author is part of the "Alternative Management" third year specialization program in HEC Paris

This book aims at linking two 20th century great thinkers’ works: Freud and Keynes. Keynes observes capitalism not only as an economist but also as an anthropologist. Therefore, he sees men’s economical and social behaviors first of all as a consequence of an irrational impetus, which can be linked to what Freud describes as the death wish. Thus, capitalism, a nature destruction process to struggle against scarcity, would result from the confrontation between the human trend to self-destruction and the libido, or in other words, the confrontation between death wish and life wish.

 


Quote article  Antoine Desjonquères , « Crisis of capitalism and death wish - by Gilles Dostaler et Bernard Maris », 15 march 2014, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Reading report]
http://appli6.hec.fr/amo/Articles/Entry/Item/351.sls

In the same section

Corporate involvement for local development in disadvantaged neighbourhoods

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Domitille de la Morinerie

Many private initiatives for the development of disadvantaged neighborhoods currently arise in line with public policies (more specifically urban policies). This research aims at demonstrating how private actors are more and more sensitive to social issues and how and why they can develop a...

>>Read more

The protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism - by Max Weber

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Alice de Rochechouart

This book studies how the protestant ethic and its asceticism contributed to shape and to spread the spirit of modern capitalism. The reformed Protestants believed in predestination, and were looking for the evidence of their divine election in strict labor ethics, where economical profit was...

>>Read more

Stakeholder relations and development at social entrepreneurial ventures

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Csilla Nárai

The research paper seeks to answer the following questions : how do social entrepreneurial start-ups develop ? How do they make use of their stakeholder relationships (what do they gain, how do stakeholders participate) ? This study also sets out to identify a few success factors in a small...

>>Read more

The development: a radical criticism of one's view of the world

[Essay]

[Essay] : Pablo Nomanza

Who and what does the development refer to? Why, what for? The research and  reflection work done here is an attempt to explore what exactly is the idea of development, what justifies it, what is its basis, what values and concepts it relies on, what promise it embodies, where development leads...

>>Read more

Tools for conviviality - by Ivan Illich

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Marie-Chanel Gillier et Elodie Parre

Tools for conviviality is an essay of Ivan Illich, published in 1973 in New York, which aims to develop a moral critique of the industrial society. Illich describes the evolution of our Western society as "self-destructive" and senseless, and where the capitalism's tools only justify by and for...

>>Read more

With the same doctype

Reading report

La Perte des Sens - by Ivan Illich This reading note is an attempt to... by Pablo Nomanza
The human cause, a good use of the end... Financial crisis, ecological crisis,... by Morgane Jacobée
Identity and Violence: The illusion of... Amartya Sen, who is an Indian economist... by Margaux Vinez
The Rebel III - by Mongo Béti Le Rebelle III is a collection of Mongo... by Amine Habiballah
Slow Food, collected thoughts on taste,... In this book, Carlo Petrini presents... by Audrey Boulkaid
Towards Happy Moderation - by Pierre... This book is the testimony of Pierre... by Laure Cassaigne
La Maison Nucingen - by Honoré de... La Maison Nucingen is the story of the... by Raphaël Saillant
Farm City – The Education of an Urban... Refreshingly and edgy, Novella... by Christoph Melerski
The Cathedral and the Bazaar - by Eric... This essay by E. S. Raymond is one of... by Marie Mourad
Hard Times - by Charles Dickens In Hard Times Charles Dickens... by Alexis Gauvin