Economics for the rest of us: debunking the science that makes life dismal (Record no. 180187)

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020 ## - INTERNATIONAL STANDARD BOOK NUMBER
International Standard Book Number 9781595581013
082 ## - DEWEY DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER
Classification number 330
Item number A2E2
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Personal name Adler, Moshe
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Title Economics for the rest of us: debunking the science that makes life dismal
Statement of responsibility, etc. Adler, Moshe
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Date of publication, distribution, etc. 2010
Name of publisher, distributor, etc. The New Press
Place of publication, distribution, etc. New York
300 ## - PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION
Extent xix, 217 p.
365 ## - TRADE PRICE
Price type code USD
Price amount 24.95
520 ## - SUMMARY, ETC.
Summary, etc. Why do contemporary economists consider food subsidies in starving countries, rent control in rich cities, and health insurance everywhere "inefficient"? Why do they feel that corporate executives deserve no less than their multimillion-dollar "compensation" packages and workers no more than their meager wages? Here is a lively and accessible debunking of the two elements that make economics the "science" of the rich: the definition of what is efficient and the theory of how wages are determined. The first is used to justify the cruelest policies, the second grand larceny.<br/><br/>Filled with lively examples--from food riots in Indonesia to eminent domain in Connecticut and everyone from Adam Smith to Jeremy Bentham to Larry Summers--Economics for the Rest of Us shows how today's dominant economic theories evolved, how they explicitly favor the rich over the poor, and why they're not the only or best options. Written for anyone with an interest in understanding contemporary economic thinking--and why it is dead wrong--Economics for the Rest of Us offers a foundation for a fundamentally more just economic system.
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Economics
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Income distribution
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Topical term or geographic name as entry element Wages
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