The Perverse Economy

The Perverse Economy

by Michael Perelman
     
 

From Adam Smith to the present day, economic theory has shortchanged the workers most crucial to the functioning of human life and offered skewed views of scarcity and extraction. Perelman shows how this approach has produced a discipline in which its followers' models and representations of the world around them are so removed from reality that continuing to abide

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From Adam Smith to the present day, economic theory has shortchanged the workers most crucial to the functioning of human life and offered skewed views of scarcity and extraction. Perelman shows how this approach has produced a discipline in which its followers' models and representations of the world around them are so removed from reality that continuing to abide by them would jeopardize both human capacities and nature itself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781403962713
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Adam Smith and the Farm Worker Paradox7
2Resources21
3Value79
4Patience119
5Environmental Efficiency133
6Back to the Farm Worker Paradox145
7A New Direction175
References185
Index207

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