The New Economics A Manifesto STEVE KEEN In 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the wall of Wittenberg church. He argued that the Church’s internally consistent but absurd doctrines had pickled into a dogmatic structure of untruth. It was time for a Reformation. Half a millennium later, Steve Keen argues that economics needs its own Reformation. In Debunking Economics, he eviscerated an intellectual church – neoclassical economics - that systematically ignores its own empirical untruths and logical fallacies, and yet is still mysteriously worshipped by its scholarly high priests. In his book, he presents his Reformation: a New Economics that takes serious issues that today's economic priesthood ignores, such as money, energy, and ecological sustainability. It gives us hope that we can save our economies from collapse and the planet from ecological catastrophe. Performing this task with his usual panache and wit, Steve Keen’s new book is unmissable to anyone who has noticed that the economics Emperor is naked and would like him to put on some clothes.
216 x 138mm | 192 pages | October 2021 HB | 978-1-5095-4528-5 | £40.00 | $59.95 | €48.90 PB | 978-1-5095-4529-2 | £12.99 | $16.95 | €15.90 ebook available
Post Growth Life After Capitalism TIM JACKSON University of Surrey Our prevailing vision of social progress is fatally dependent on a false promise: that there will always be more and more for everyone. Forged in the crucible of capitalism, this foundational myth has come dangerously unravelled. The relentless pursuit of eternal growth has delivered ecological destruction, financial fragility, social instability and the biggest global health crisis in a century. What should we do when our myths desert us? How are we to adjust to a new economic normal? What does life after capitalism look like? Weaving together philosophical reflection, economic insight and social vision, Tim Jackson’s provocative thesis is that a post growth society is a richer, not a poorer one. Material progress has changed our lives – in many ways for the better. But the luxury of having can too easily obscure the happiness of belonging, the satisfaction of achieving and the simple lightness of being. A genuine prosperity demands a deeper respect for relationship and meaning than capitalism allows. Jackson’s far-reaching essay is both a manifesto for system change and an invitation to rekindle a deeper conversation about the nature of the human condition.
216 x 138mm | 256 pages | March 2021 HB | 978-1-5095-4251-2 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €61.90 PB | 978-1-5095-4252-9 | £14.99 | $19.95 | €18.90 ebook available
The Wealth Hoarders How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions CHUCK COLLINS Institute for Policy Studies For decades, a secret army of tax attorneys, accountants, and wealth managers has been developing into the shadowy Wealth Defence Industry. They are paid millions to hide trillions for the richest 0.01%. In this book, inequality expert Chuck Collins interviews the leading players and gives a unique insider account of how this industry is creating and entrenching hereditary dynasties of wealth and power. He exposes the inner workings of these “agents of inequality,” showing how they deploy anonymous shell companies, family offices, opaque trusts, and sham transactions to ensure the world’s richest pay next to no tax. He ends by outlining a robust set of policies that democratic nations can implement to shut down the Wealth Defence Industry for good. This shocking exposé of the insidious machinery of inequality is essential reading for anyone wanting the inside story of our age of plutocratic plunder and stashed cash.
216 x 138mm | 240 pages | February 2021 HB | 978-1-5095-4348-9 | £50.00 | $64.95 | €61.90 PB | 978-1-5095-4349-6 | £15.99 | $22.95 | €19.90 ebook available
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