The Cult of the Market : Economic Fundamentalism and its Discontents
by Lee Boldeman
Publisher: ANU Press 2007
Number of pages: 330
The author disputes the practical value of the shallow, all-encompassing, dogmatic, economic fundamentalism espoused by policy elites in recent public policy debates, along with their gross simplifications and sacred rules. Economics cannot provide a convincing overarching theory of government action or of social action more generally.
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by Garet Garrett - Ludwig von Mises Institute
This book blows away the conventional interpretations of the crash of 1929, not only in its contents but that this book exists at all. It ascribes the crash to the pile of up debt, which in turn was made possible by the Fed printing machine.
by Jeffrey A. Tucker - Ludwig von Mises Institute
The state makes a mess of everything it touches. Tucker proposes this path: see how the state has distorted daily life, rethink how things would work without the state, and fight against the intervention in every way that is permitted.
by Gerald Epstein - International Labour Organization
Argues that monetary policy should be expanded to consider employment creation along with inflation control where unemployment and underemployment are a cause for concern. Discusses a range of policy options that can be used to pursue this goal.
by Meyer Weinberg - New History Press
The goal of the book is to enable ordinary readers to understand that the economy we live in operates primarily to the advantage of those with a specific interest in profit. The benefit of the system for large numbers of Americans is recognized.