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Economics and Its Enemies : Two Centuries of Anti-Economics - William D. Coleman

Economics and Its Enemies

Two Centuries of Anti-Economics

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Anti economics is described as the opposition to the main stream of economic thought that has existed from the Eighteenth century to the present day. This book tells the story of anti economics in relations to Smith, Ricardo, Mill, Walras, Keynes and Hicks as well as current economic thinkers. William Coleman examines how anti economics developed from the Enlightenment to the present day and analyzes its various guises. Right anti economics, Left anti economics, Nationalist and Historicist anti economics and Irrationalist, Moralist, Aesthetic and Environmental anti economics. Winner of a Choice Outstanding Academic Title 2004

'Unique, intensive and extensive in its subject matter...this volume has every quality to become a classic.' - C.J. Talele, Choice

'William Coleman's wonderful book [is]...a terrifically valuable piece of scholarship...vast reading and it shows.' - David M. Levy, George Mason University, USA

'...a crushingly learned volume on the history of economic thought. This should definitely earn him professional praise.' - Professor Eric Jones, University of Melbourne, Australia Policy

'It should be on the shelves of anyone interested in intellectual history, alongside the works of Isaiah Berlin.' - P.P. McGuiness, Editor, Quadrant

'I am reading it with great pleasure' - Robert Lucas, Nobel Laureate in Economics 1995

'This is a brilliant book, conceived on a vast and daring scale, and argued with magisterial conviction.' - Dennis O'Keeffe, Salisbury Review

'...[for] anyone who wants to illuminate the historical background of the economic critique, this book is a rich mine.' - Benedikt Koehler, Fankfuter Allgemeine Zeiting

Acknowledgements * PART I * The Damnation of Economics * PART II * The 'Wretched Procurers of Sedition' * The 'Apostles of the Rich' * The Dream of Nationhood * The Totalitarian State and the 'Economist-Scoundrels' * PART III * The General Contagion of its Mechanic Philosophy * The Moral Economy * The Religion of Love and the Science of Wealth * Crusaders and Consumers * Rival Gospels of Wealth * PART IV * The 'Unconquerable Private Interests' * 'The Infallible Dicta of the Holy Mother Church of Political Popery' * 'Economists, Glory to You and the Jews!' A Postscript on Anti-Semitism * The Notes so Puzzling Failure of Anti-Economics

ISBN: 9781403941480
ISBN-10: 1403941483
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 313
Published: 1st January 2005
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition