Modern economics makes much of its claims to be impartial, objective and value free but it is unable to address our most immediate problems, such as widespread environmental degradation and persistent poverty. "Social Limits to Economic Theory" argues for a new progressive political economy, based on notions of community and justice while incorporating environmental and ethical considerations. In demonstrating that modern economics is far from being a value-free science, Jon Mulberg sheds much light on the hidden history of economics. "Social" "Limits to Economics" will interest anyone concerned with critiques of economics or with its ethical and environmental dimension.
"[This book] is very well done, very deep, very carefully reasoned, and extremely perceptive....."
-Journal of Economic Issues