• Sophus Reinert


The Way to Wealth around the World: Benjamin Franklin and the Globalization of American Capitalism, Sophus A. Reinert, February 2015, Paper. "'Time,' Benjamin Franklin professed poignantly in his 1748 Advice to a Young Tradesman, 'is money,' an iconic statement that, by commodifying existence itself, helped articulate the emotive core of modern capitalism. Indeed, few historical figures today enjoy a more prominent place in the cultural and intellectual constellation of capitalism than that most elusive of Founding Fathers. His myth uniquely inspires and inflects economic life..." (May require user account or purchase) Link