The Cult of the Market : Economic Fundamentalism and its Discontents
by Lee Boldeman
Publisher: ANU Press 2007
Number of pages: 330
The author disputes the practical value of the shallow, all-encompassing, dogmatic, economic fundamentalism espoused by policy elites in recent public policy debates, along with their gross simplifications and sacred rules. Economics cannot provide a convincing overarching theory of government action or of social action more generally.
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