Blame it on the False Prophets of Economics

Who intentionally looked away from income distribution while pushing unbridled markets

In Blame Economists for the Mess We’re In, Benyamin Appelbaum skewers the false prophets — and prophecies — of economic orthodoxy in the 20th century:

Time for economics based on biology, ecology, and complexity — embracing chaos and rejecting equilibrium, seeking to counter inequality and not to accept it as an unavoidable by-product of capitalism. Or else the world will rise to tear the blind machinery of the market economy down.

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Founder, Work Futures. Editor, GigaOm. My obsession is the ecology of work, and the anthropology of the future.

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