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Trumponomics
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Trumponomics
Causes and Consequences

Edited by Edward Fullbrook and Jamie Morgan

Two things seem generally agreed about Donald Trump’s election as President of the United States: it is, for good or for bad, potentially a major historical turning point and its most important determinant was the economic reality experienced today by the majority of Americans.
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Narrative fixation in economics
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Narrative fixation in economics

Edward Fullbrook

Contents Preface 1 Chapter 1: The narrative pluralism of physics 3 Chapter 2: Intersubjective reality, intrasubjective theory 41 Chapter 3: Concealed ideology 65 Chapter 4: From the natural to the social 79 Chapter 5: Narrative rationality 89 Chapter 6: What …
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A Philosophical Framework for Rethinking Theoretical Economics and Philosophy of Economics
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A Philosophical Framework for Rethinking Theoretical Economics and Philosophy of Economics

Gustavo Marques

This book sets out to encourage a debate about the role that economic theory and philosophy of economics can play. Actually a good part of economics consists of theoretical developments which describe completely imaginary worlds and have no connections to …
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The European Crisis
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The European Crisis

Edited by Victor Beker and Beniamino Moro

After the 2008 financial meltdown, the American crisis soon infected the European financial system, becoming both a sovereign debt crisis and a banking debacle in many peripheral Euro area countries. The European crisis spread quickly among closely integrated economies and …
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Macroeconomics
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Macroeconomics
Collected works of Claude Hillinger Volume 2

Claude Hillinger

This collection of important Claude Hillinger essays covers a range of key issues, including the following: How the fractional reserve system and complex derivatives caused the Global Financial Crisis Why economics has never became a progressive empirical science leading to …
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Green Capitalism: The God that Failed
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Green Capitalism: The God that Failed

Richard Smith

This book deals with the prime threat to human life on earth: the tendency of global capitalist economic development to develop us to death, to drive us off the cliff to ecological collapse. It begins with a review of the …
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40 Critical Pointers for Students of Economics
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40 Critical Pointers for Students of Economics

Stuart Birks

Economics courses have been trimmed back significantly in recent decades. Many of the reservations and qualifications that used to be presented in descriptions of theory have now been dropped, especially as the length and content of courses have been reduced. …
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On the use and misuse of theories and models in economics
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On the use and misuse of theories and models in economics

Lars Pålsson Syll

Table of Contents Introduction What is (wrong with) economic theory? Capturing causality in economics and the limits of statistical inference Microfoundations – spectacularly useless and positively harmful Economics textbooks – anomalies and transmogrification of truth Rational expectations – a fallacious …
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Developing an economics for the post-crisis world
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Developing an economics for the post-crisis world

Steve Keen

The veracity of mainstream economics has been called into question in the years since the economic crisis began. But the questioning of economics precedes the crisis, and not by merely years but arguably ever since 1898, when Thorstein Veblen published …
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Finance as Warfare
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Finance as Warfare

Michael Hudson

Contents Finance as warfare Piketty vs. the classical economic reformers Incorporating the rentier sectors into a financial model with Dirk Bezemer From the bubble economy to debt deflation and privatization How economic theory came to ignore the role of debt …
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Piketty’s <em>Capital in the Twenty-first Century</em>
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Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-first Century

Edited by Edward Fullbrook and Jamie Morgan

All the contributors to this collection agree that Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is an important book because it has placed the problem of wealth concentration and income inequality centre stage. In so doing it has served to …
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The Economics Curriculum: Towards a radical reformulation
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The Economics Curriculum: Towards a radical reformulation

Maria Alejandro Madi and Jack Reardon

This World Economics Association (WEA) volume – edited by Maria Alejandra Madi and Jack Reardon and supported throughout by Grazia Ietto-Gillies – originated with a successful WEA online conference (http://curriculumconference 2013.worldeconomicsassociation.org). The volume has been conceived with current and future …
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Aspects of Support-Bargaining and Money-Bargaining
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Aspects of Support-Bargaining and Money-Bargaining

Patrick Spread

Neoclassical theory conceives a model in which rational choice gives rise to equilibrium with an optimal allocation of resources. Money-bargaining suggests the pursuit of situation-related interests, giving rise to an evolutionary process of exchange using money as a bargaining counter. …
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Ideas towards a new international financial architecture?
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Ideas towards a new international financial architecture?

Edited by Oscar Ugarteche, Alicia Puyana and Maria Alejandra Madi

Contents Introduction Chapter 1: The Need for a New International Financial Architecture by Oscar Ugarteche, Alicia Puyana and Maria Alejandra Madi Part I – The great crisis and policy challenges Chapter 2: The great global financial crises: official investigations, past …
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Unnatural science: The conflict between reason and ideology in economics and the other social sciences
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Unnatural science: The conflict between reason and ideology in economics and the other social sciences
Collected works of Claude Hillinger, Volume I

Claude Hillinger

This book describes the many wrong turns that the social sciences have taken to arrive at their current dismal state. Most of the space will be devoted to my own field of economics, however political science, particularly the theory of …
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Between Ideals and Institutions
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Between Ideals and Institutions

Armando Ochangco

This work will be of interest to students and scholars in social and political philosophy, economic philosophy and the philosophy of law, philosophy of development, the normative theory of institutions, and political economy, both in its narrower and broader construal. …
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The Scientist and the Church
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The Scientist and the Church

Shimshon Bichler and Jonathan Nitzan

The Scientist and the Church is a wide-ranging biography of research, showcasing Bichler and Nitzan’s attempts to break through the stifling dogmas of the academic church and chart a new scientific cosmology of capitalism. Central to the authors’ work is the notion …
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The Economy of the Hamster
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The Economy of the Hamster

Mauro Gallegati

About the book This book imagines an economy that could be possible if we managed to emancipate ourselves from the hegemony of living to consume – and thus working to consume – instead of living well. It imagines a change …
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Essays Against Growthism
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Essays Against Growthism

Herman Daly

Contents The Economy as Subsystem of the Ecosphere An Economics Fit for Purpose in a Finite World Integrating Ecology and Economics Dualist Economics Three Limits to Growth Depletion of Moral Capital as a Limit to Growth A Population Perspective on …
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Economics, ideological orientation and democracy for sustainable development
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Economics, ideological orientation and democracy for sustainable development

Peter Söderbaum

About the book Sustainable development is a challenge for individuals in different roles, for organizations, for communities at local, national and global levels. How can we deal with climate change, biological diversity loss or pollution of land and water? How …
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Nuevos paradigmas, desarrollo económico y dinámica social: Estrategias contra la pobreza en Bolivia
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Nuevos paradigmas, desarrollo económico y dinámica social: Estrategias contra la pobreza en Bolivia

Jorge Buzaglo

En la década de 1970 da comienzo a nivel global un periodo económicamente recesivo e ideológicamente regresivo. Tiene fin en esa década la fase de alta expansión iniciada hacia el fin de la segunda guerra mundial. En gran parte del …
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Statistical Foundations for Econometric Techniques
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Statistical Foundations for Econometric Techniques

Asad Zaman

“Statistical Foundations for Econometric Techniques” features previously unavailable material in a textbook format for econometrics students, researchers and practitioners. Taking strong positions for and against standard econometric techniques, the book endorses a single best technique whenever possible. In many cases, …
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Wealth and Illfare: An Expedition through Real Life Economics
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Wealth and Illfare: An Expedition through Real Life Economics

C. T. Kurien

WEALTH and ILLFARE is intended for readers who do not have much knowledge in economics, but are eager to know how economic systems function. In particular, it deals with the phenomenon that many find disturbing, the soaring affluence of the …
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Appreciating Mental Capital: What and Who Economists Should Also Study
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Appreciating Mental Capital: What and Who Economists Should Also Study

Robert Locke

In Appreciating Mental Capital: What and Who Economists Should Also Study, Robert Locke sets straight the most famous case of historical falsification in economics – The neoclassical economists removal of the subject of mental capital from the lexicon of economic …
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