Economics Unmasked: From Power and Greed to Compassion and the Common Good

4.22 avg rating
( 60 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781900322706: Economics Unmasked: From Power and Greed to Compassion and the Common Good
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The economic system under which we live not only forces the great majority of humankind to live their lives in indignity and poverty but also threatens all forms of life on Earth. Economics Unmasked presents a cogent critique of the dominant economic system, showing that the theoretical constructions of mainstream economics work mainly to bring about injustice. The merciless onslaught on the global ecosystem of recent decades, brought about by the massive increase in the production of goods and the consequent depletion of nature's reserves, is not a change property of the economic system. It is a direct result of neoliberal economic thinking, which recognizes value only in material things. The growth obsession is not a mistaken conception that mainstream economists can unlearn, it is inherent in their view of life. But a socioeconomic system based on the growth obsession can never be sustained. This book outlines the foundations of new economics, where justice, human dignity, compassion, and reverence for life are the guiding values. Contrary to the assumption of mainstream economists that economics is a value-free science, new economics must make its values explicit.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Philip B. Smith was an American-Dutch experimental physicist. He taught for eight years in Brazil as a McCarthy-era exile, and later joined the University of Groningen as a professor of physics. Manfred Max-Neef is a Chilean-German economist in the field of international development. His key works are From the Outside Looking In: Experiences in 'Barefoot Economics' and Human Scale Development, the latter declared by the University of Cambridge as one of the 50 most important books on sustainability. He taught at the University of California–Berkeley and is currently director of the Economics Institute of the Universidad Austral de Chile.

Review:

“An inspiring statement that there is an alternative to the hollow dreams of globalisation.”  —Molly Scott Cato, economics spokesperson for the Green Party of England and Wales

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Buy New View Book
List Price: US$ 19.95
US$ 14.19

Convert currency

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.

Destination, rates & speeds

Add to Basket

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Manfred Max-Neef, Philip B. Smith
Published by GREEN BOOKS, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 1900322706 ISBN 13: 9781900322706
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description GREEN BOOKS, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. 1st. Language: English. Brand new Book. The economic system under which we live not only forces the great majority of humankind to live their lives in indignity and poverty but also threatens all forms of life on Earth. Economics Unmasked presents a cogent critique of the dominant economic system, showing that the theoretical constructions of mainstream economics work mainly to bring about injustice.The merciless onslaught on the global ecosystem of recent decades, brought about by the massive increase in the production of goods and the consequent depletion of nature's reserves, is not a chance property of the economic system. It is a direct result of neoliberal economic thinking, which recognizes value only in material things. The growth obsession is not a mistaken conception that mainstream economists can unlearn, it is inherent in their view of life. But a socio-economic system based on the growth obsession can never be sustainable.This book outlines the foundations of a new economics - where justice, human dignity, compassion and reverence for life are the guiding values. Contrary to the absurd assumption of mainstream economists that economics is a value-free science, a new economics must make its values explicit. Seller Inventory # AAO9781900322706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.19
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Manfred Max-Neef, Philip B. Smith
Published by GREEN BOOKS, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 1900322706 ISBN 13: 9781900322706
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description GREEN BOOKS, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. 1st. Language: English. Brand new Book. The economic system under which we live not only forces the great majority of humankind to live their lives in indignity and poverty but also threatens all forms of life on Earth. Economics Unmasked presents a cogent critique of the dominant economic system, showing that the theoretical constructions of mainstream economics work mainly to bring about injustice.The merciless onslaught on the global ecosystem of recent decades, brought about by the massive increase in the production of goods and the consequent depletion of nature's reserves, is not a chance property of the economic system. It is a direct result of neoliberal economic thinking, which recognizes value only in material things. The growth obsession is not a mistaken conception that mainstream economists can unlearn, it is inherent in their view of life. But a socio-economic system based on the growth obsession can never be sustainable.This book outlines the foundations of a new economics - where justice, human dignity, compassion and reverence for life are the guiding values. Contrary to the absurd assumption of mainstream economists that economics is a value-free science, a new economics must make its values explicit. Seller Inventory # AAO9781900322706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.85
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Smith, Philip B.
Published by Green Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 1900322706 ISBN 13: 9781900322706
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Green Books, 2011. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from UK within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # GB-9781900322706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 10.87
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Smith, Philip B.
ISBN 10: 1900322706 ISBN 13: 9781900322706
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
INDOO
(Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Brand New. Seller Inventory # 1900322706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.29
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.60
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Philip B. Smith; Manfred Max-Neef
ISBN 10: 1900322706 ISBN 13: 9781900322706
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST1900322706. Seller Inventory # ST1900322706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 17.77
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Manfred Max-Neef, Philip B. Smith
Published by GREEN BOOKS, United Kingdom (2011)
ISBN 10: 1900322706 ISBN 13: 9781900322706
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)

Book Description GREEN BOOKS, United Kingdom, 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. 1st. Language: English. Brand new Book. The economic system under which we live not only forces the great majority of humankind to live their lives in indignity and poverty but also threatens all forms of life on Earth. Economics Unmasked presents a cogent critique of the dominant economic system, showing that the theoretical constructions of mainstream economics work mainly to bring about injustice.The merciless onslaught on the global ecosystem of recent decades, brought about by the massive increase in the production of goods and the consequent depletion of nature's reserves, is not a chance property of the economic system. It is a direct result of neoliberal economic thinking, which recognizes value only in material things. The growth obsession is not a mistaken conception that mainstream economists can unlearn, it is inherent in their view of life. But a socio-economic system based on the growth obsession can never be sustainable.This book outlines the foundations of a new economics - where justice, human dignity, compassion and reverence for life are the guiding values. Contrary to the absurd assumption of mainstream economists that economics is a value-free science, a new economics must make its values explicit. Seller Inventory # BTE9781900322706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.22
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Philip Smith
ISBN 10: 1900322706 ISBN 13: 9781900322706
New Paperback First Edition Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Grand Eagle Retail
(Wilmington, DE, U.S.A.)

Book Description 2011. Paperback. Condition: New. 1st. Paperback. The economic system under which we live not only forces the great majority of humankind to live their lives in indignity and poverty; it also threatens all forms of life - indeed life itse.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 200 pages. 0.320. Seller Inventory # 9781900322706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.81
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Philip B Smith, Manfred A Max-Neef
Published by Green Books 2011-02-10, Totnes (2011)
ISBN 10: 1900322706 ISBN 13: 9781900322706
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)

Book Description Green Books 2011-02-10, Totnes, 2011. paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # 9781900322706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 12.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.36
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Max-Neef, Manfred (Manfred Development Alternatives Centre, Santiago, Chile); Smith, Philip B.
Published by Green Books
ISBN 10: 1900322706 ISBN 13: 9781900322706
New Softcover Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)

Book Description Green Books. Condition: New. 2011. 1st Edition. Paperback. Shows how our economic system perpetuates injustice & inequality and Proposes a new system based on the values of human dignity, compassion and sustainability. Num Pages: 200 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: KCN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 232 x 156 x 14. Weight in Grams: 388. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Seller Inventory # V9781900322706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.98
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Max-Neef, Manfred (Manfred Development Alternatives Centre, Santiago, Chile); Smith, Philip B.
Published by Green Books (2011)
ISBN 10: 1900322706 ISBN 13: 9781900322706
New Softcover First Edition Quantity Available: 2

Book Description Green Books, 2011. Condition: New. 2011. 1st Edition. Paperback. Shows how our economic system perpetuates injustice & inequality and Proposes a new system based on the values of human dignity, compassion and sustainability. Num Pages: 200 pages, Illustrations. BIC Classification: KCN. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 232 x 156 x 14. Weight in Grams: 388. . . . . . . Seller Inventory # V9781900322706

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 19.02
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book