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BOOKS

The Econocracy "On the Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts"

The Econocracy

Our democracy has gone profoundly wrong. Economists have failed us. Politicians have lied to us. Things must change. This fearless new book will help make it happen´ Owen Jones ´An explosive call for change ... packed with original research ... a case study for the question we should all be asking since the crash: how have the elites - in Westminster, in the City, in economics - stayed in charge?´
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Aditya Chakrabortty, Guardian 'Utterly compelling and sobering' Ha-Joon Chang A century ago, the idea of 'the economy' didn't exist. Now economics is the supreme ideology of our time, with its own rules and language. The trouble is, most of us can't speak it. This is damaging democracy. Dangerous agendas are hidden inside mathematical wrappers; controversial policies are presented as 'proven' by the models of economic 'science'.

Government is being turned over to a publicly unaccountable technocratic elite. The Econocracy reveals that economics is too important to be left to the economists - and shows us what we can do about it. 'A rousing wake-up call from a collective of dissident graduate students ... technically assured, well-argued and informative' Robert Skidelsky 'If war is too important to be left to the generals, so is the economy too important to be left to narrowly trained economists ... thought-provoking' Martin Wolf 'An interesting and highly pertinent book' Noam Chomsky

Other issues Books
Young Consumer Behaviour "A Research Companion"
Big Mind "How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World "
John Dewey: Democracy and Education
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World (Adam Grant)
The Sum of Small Things "A Theory of the Aspirational Class"
Signals "How Everyday Signs Can Help Us Navigate the World´s Turbulent Economy "
Millionaire Teacher "The Nine Rules of Wealth You Should Have Learned in School"
​​​​​​​Alvin Roth: "Who Gets What ― and Why"
Too Much Staff "Capitalism in Crisis"
The Crowdfunding Handbook "Using Equity Funding Portals to Raise Money for Your Small Business"

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Young Consumer Behaviour "A Research Companion"
Big Mind "How Collective Intelligence Can Change Our World "
John Dewey: Democracy and Education
Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World (Adam Grant)
The Econocracy "On the Perils of Leaving Economics to the Experts"
The Sum of Small Things "A Theory of the Aspirational Class"
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9 EU steps up its support to education for all with €100 million
10 Take part in the European Charlemagne Youth Prize 2018!
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