The Econocracy by Joe Earle
The Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts

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One hundred years ago the idea of 'the economy' didn't exist. Now, improving the economy has come to be seen as perhaps the most important task facing modern societies. Politics and policymaking are conducted in the language of economics and economic logic shapes how political issues are thought about and addressed. The result is that the majority of citizens, who cannot speak this language, are locked out of politics while political decisions are increasingly devolved to experts. The econocracy explains how economics came to be seen this way - and the damaging consequences. It opens up the discipline and demonstrates its inner workings to the wider public so that the task of reclaiming democracy can begin.
 

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Published November 3, 2016 by Manchester University Press. 269 pages
Genres: Business & Economics, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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London School of Economics

Written by the founding members of the Post-Crash Economics Society at the University of Manchester, this slim book manages to pack in a concise and well-researched critique of modern economics and how it is taught in universities as well as the broader issue of public engagement with economics a...

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