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John Hobson's Imperialism - A Study

John A. Hobson

Hobson’s 1902 book presents a controversial interpretation of Britain’s motivations to conquer foreign lands in the nineteenth century. He proposed that ultra-wealthy financiers consciously worked to manipulate political leaders so they could invest money and sell goods in the new outposts of their country’s empire. Hobson built his argument on an economic theory he called “underconsumptionism,” claiming that the wealthy had accumulated more money than they could ever invest at home. New British territories gave them an ideal environment to place their money abroad. Dismissed and scorned in Hobson’s lifetime, Imperialism: A Study is now seen as an powerful critique of imperial policy.

Hobson’s 1902 book presents a controversial interpretation of Britain’s motivations to conquer foreign lands in the nineteenth century. He proposed that ultra-wealthy financiers consciously worked to manipulate political leaders so they could invest money and sell goods in the new outposts of their country’s empire. Hobson built his argument on an economic theory he called “underconsumptionism,” claiming that the wealthy had accumulated more money than they could ever invest at home. New British territories gave them an ideal environment to place their money abroad. Dismissed and scorned in Hobson’s lifetime, Imperialism: A Study is now seen as an powerful critique of imperial policy.
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Hobson’s 1902 book presents a controversial interpretation of Britain’s motivations to conquer foreign lands in the nineteenth century. He proposed that ultra-wealthy financiers consciously worked to manipulate political leaders so they could invest money and sell goods in the new outposts of their country’s empire. Hobson built his argument on an economic theory he called “underconsumptionism,” claiming that the wealthy had accumulated more money than they could ever invest at home. New British territories gave them an ideal environment to place their money abroad. Dismissed and scorned in Hobson’s lifetime, Imperialism: A Study is now seen as an powerful critique of imperial policy.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Riley Quinn, Macat.com

Length:

1h 52m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:58


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

09:44


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

10:33


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:37


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

07:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:34


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:57


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:09


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

07:27