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Economics for the Rest of Us: Debunking the Science That Makes Life Dismal
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher New Pr
Publication date April 5, 2011
Pages 217
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781595586414
ISBN-10 1595586415
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.75 by 7.50 in.
Weight 0.54 lbs.
Original list price $17.95
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“As entertaining as it is thought provoking” (Publisher’s Weekly), 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.

At a time when growing numbers of people are deeply anxious about the workings of our economy—and when our very future as a society is up for grabs—economist Moshe Adler offers a lively and accessible debunking of two elements that make economics the “science” of the rich: the definition of what is efficient and the theory of how wages are determined. Filled with lively examples, from food riots in Indonesia to the eminent domain in Connecticut and everyone from Adam Smith to Jeremy Bentham to Larry Summers, here is a bold and important book that offers a foundation for a fundamentally more just economic system.


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from New Pr (December 8, 2009)
9781595581013 | details & prices | 217 pages | 5.75 × 7.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $24.95
About: Why do contemporary economists consider food subsidies in starving countries, rent control in rich cities, and health insurance everywhere "inefficient"?
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from New Pr (April 5, 2011)
9781595586414 | details & prices | 217 pages | 5.75 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.54 lbs | List price $17.95
About: “As entertaining as it is thought provoking” (Publisher’s Weekly), 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.

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