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Author Chernomas, Robert, author.

Title The profit doctrine : economists of the neoliberal era / Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson.

Publication Info. London : Pluto Press, 2017.


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Description 1 online resource (xi, 225 pages)
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Series Free online access: Knowledge Unlatched.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-214) and index.
Summary The economics profession has a lot to answer for. After the late 1970s, the ideas of influential economists have justified policies that have made the world more prone to economic crisis, remarkably less equal, more polluted and less secure than it might be. How could ideas and policies that proved to be such an abject failure come to dominate the economic landscape? By critically examining the work of the most famous economists of the neoliberal period including Alan Greenspan, Joseph Stiglitz and Paul Krugman, the authors Robert Chernomas and Ian Hudson demonstrate that many of those who rose to prominence did so primarily because of their defence of, and contribution to, rising corporate profits and not their ability to predict or explain economic events. An important and controversial book, 'The Profit Doctrine' exposes the uses and abuses of mainstream economic canons, identify those responsible and reaffirm the primacy of political economy.
Note PDF (JSTOR, viewed Jan. 10, 2017).
Contents Cover -- Contents -- List of Boxes, Figures and Tables -- List of Abbreviations -- Acknowledgements -- 1. Prophets and Profits -- 2. The Contest of Economic Ideas: Survival of the Richest -- 3. The Consequences of Economic Ideas -- 4. Milton Friedman: The Godfather of the Age of Instability and Inequality -- 5. The Deregulationists: Public Choice and Private Gain -- 6. The Great Vacation: Rational Expectations and Real Business Cycles -- 7. Bursting Bubbles: Finance, Crisis and the Efficient Market Hypothesis -- 8. Economists Go to Washington: Ideas in Action -- 9. Conclusion: Dissenters and Victors -- Bibliography.
1. Prophets and profits -- 2. The contest of economic ideas: survival of the richest -- 3. The consequences of economic ideas -- 4. Milton Friedman: the godfather of the age of instability and inequality -- 5. The deregulationists: public choice and private gain -- 6. The great vacation: rational expectations and real business cycles -- 7. Bursting bubbles: finance, crisis and the efficient market hypothesis -- 8. Economists go to Washington: ideas in action -- 9. Conclusion: dissenters and victors.
Note This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Subject Economics -- History -- 20th century.
Economic policy.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Economics -- General.
Economic policy. (OCoLC)fst00902025
Economics. (OCoLC)fst00902116
Profit. (OCoLC)fst01078608
Chronological Term 1900-1999
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Hudson, Ian, 1967- author.
Other Form: Print version: Chernomas, Robert. Profit doctrine. London : Pluto Press, 2017 0745335853 (OCoLC)968185185
ISBN 9781783719938 (electronic bk.)
1783719931 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000061156327
CHNEW 000950749
CHVBK 483517496
GBVCP 1008667900
UKMGB 018177777

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