Making Sense Of A Changing Economy

Making Sense Of A Changing Economy

by Edward Nell
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415136393

ISBN-13: 9780415136396

Pub. Date: 04/04/1996

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In Making Sense of Economics Edward Nell presents an unorthodox and original view of the current state of economic theory and policies. Deriding the general trend for 'econobabble', the author explains the reason why conventional wisdom in economics now seems irrelevant and looks to likely future scenarios. Entertaining throughout, Nell employs a lightness

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In Making Sense of Economics Edward Nell presents an unorthodox and original view of the current state of economic theory and policies. Deriding the general trend for 'econobabble', the author explains the reason why conventional wisdom in economics now seems irrelevant and looks to likely future scenarios. Entertaining throughout, Nell employs a lightness of touch and wit not generally associated with economic literature. It is an accessible and enjoyable read which requires minimal prior knowledge of econoimcs. It will appeal to those who care what is really happening in the economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415136396
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/04/1996
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements. Preface. Introduction - Economics at the Alumni Club. PartI: Understanding and Misunderstanding Markets. 1. Mainstream or Billabong? 2. Invisible Hands: The Price Mechanism or the Multiplier? 3. Institutions: Market Incentives and the General Good. PartII: Running the System: Capital, Labour and the State. 4. The Paradoxes of Individualism. 5. Alternatives: Austerity vs Full Employment. PartIII: Private Markets and Public Morals. 6. Markets, Bureaucracy and Machiavelli. 7. Moral Codes and Market Forces. PartIV: A New World Order? 8. Twilight in the Marketplace. 9. Individualism and the Dilemma of the State. Epilogue: The World As Seen From Woodstock.

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