The ABCs of Political EconomyIn this second edition Robin Hahnel has done a masterful job analysing the momentous economic, social, political, and environmental events of the past decade and integrating his findings into the work. A stimulating, creative and important contribution to help us all answer the question: 'What is to be done? Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland and Co-founder of the Democracy Collaborative 'Must our economic lives be dominated by greed and competition? Free market economists have long answered 'yes'. Robin Hahnel writes with clarity, originality, verve and a relentless moral passion' -- Robert Pollin, Professor of Economics and Co-Director, Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 'Most economists worship the market, describing it as a fair, impersonal arbiter of efficiency. Robin Hahnel brilliantly debunks this religion, providing powerful explanations of market failures on both micro- and macroeconomic levels.
The ABCs of Political Economy
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He was a professor at American University for many years and traveled extensively advising on economic matters all over the world. He is best known for his work on participatory economics with Z Magazine editor Michael Albert. Hahnel is a radical economist and political activist. Politically he considers himself a product of the New Left and is sympathetic to libertarian socialism. He has been active in many social movements and organizations for forty years, notably as a participant in student movements opposed to the American invasion of South Vietnam , more recently with the Southern Maryland Greens, a local chapter of the Maryland Green Party , and the Green Party of the United States. He has served as a visiting professor or economist in Cuba , Peru , and England.
A second, updated edition of this accessible and myth-dispelling introduction to our current economic system. Free market economists have long answered 'yes'. In this second edition Robin Hahnel has done a masterful job analysing the momentous economic, social, political, and environmental events of the past decade and integrating his findings into the work. A stimulating, creative and important contribution to help us all answer the question: 'What is to be done? This outlines how and why we collect, store and use your personal data when you use our website.
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