Imagined Futures: Fictional Expectations and Capitalist Dynamics by Jens BeckertEnglish | 2016 | ISBN: 0674088824 | 384 pages | PDF | 25 MBConsumers, investors, and corporations orient their activities toward a future that contains opportunities and risks. How do these actors assess uncertainty? Jens Beckert adds a new chapter to the theory of capitalism by showing how fictional expectations drive modern economies—or throw them into crisis when imagined futures fail to materialize.
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Imagined Futures: Fictional Expectations and Capitalist Dynamics