9781403962713

The Perverse Economy The Impact of Markets on People and the Environment

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    9781403962713

  • ISBN10:

    1403962715

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-11-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

Michael Perelman is Professor of Economics at California State University at Chico.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(6)
One Adam Smith and the Farm Worker Paradox 7(14)
Two Resources 21(58)
Three Value 79(35)
Four Patience 114(19)
Five Environmental Efficiency 133(12)
Six Back to the Farm Worker Paradox 145(30)
Seven A New Direction 175(10)
References 185(22)
Index 207

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