Savage Economics: Wealth, Poverty and the Temporal Walls of Capitalism / Edition 1

Savage Economics: Wealth, Poverty and the Temporal Walls of Capitalism / Edition 1

by David L. Blaney, Naeem Inayatullah
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415548489

ISBN-13: 9780415548489

Pub. Date: 11/30/2009

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This innovative book challenges the most powerful and pervasive ideas concerning political economy, international relations, and ethics in the modern world.

Rereading classical authors including Adam Smith, James Steuart, Adam Ferguson, Hegel, and Marx, it provides a systematic and fundamental cultural critique of political economy and critically describes

Overview

This innovative book challenges the most powerful and pervasive ideas concerning political economy, international relations, and ethics in the modern world.

Rereading classical authors including Adam Smith, James Steuart, Adam Ferguson, Hegel, and Marx, it provides a systematic and fundamental cultural critique of political economy and critically describes the nature of the mainstream understanding of economics. Blaney and Inayatullah construct a powerful argument about how political economy and the capitalist market economy should be understood, demonstrating that poverty is a product of capitalism itself.
They address the questions:

  • Is wealth for some bought at the cost of impoverishing, colonizing, or eradicating others?

  • What benefits of wealth might justify these human costs?

  • What do we gain and lose by endorsing a system of wealth creation?

  • Do even "savage cultures" contain values, critiques, and ways of life that the West still needs?

Opening the way for radically different policies addressing poverty and demanding a rethink of the connections between political economy and international relations, this thought-provoking book is vital reading for students and scholars of politics, economics, IPE and international relations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415548489
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/30/2009
Series:
RIPE Series in Global Political Economy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

1. The Cultural Constitution of Political Economy 2. The Savage Smith and the Temporal Walls of Capitalism 3. Necro-economics and Steuart’s Geocultural Political Economy 4. Capitalism’s Wounds: Ferguson’s International Political Economy 5. Shed No Tears: Hegel’s Necro-Philosophy 6. Marx and Temporal Difference 7. Savage Times

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