Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality

Author: James Kwak
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by FabHK   2017-08-19
Very good point - it's a bit disheartening to see many people eschew political action in favour of self improvement.

Self improvement is fine and necessary and honorable and all, but ultimately living together in society is necessarily political.

Note also that a lot of what is taught in undergrad/MBA economics 101 distracts from that, and (even while aspiring to be value neutral) implicitly promotes a trust in markets and corporations that is naive and misguided.

James Kwak's book "Economism" is a nice antidote to that:

https://www.amazon.com/Economism-Bad-Economics-Rise-Inequali...