The ABCs of Political Economy
A Modern Approach
Distributed for Pluto Press
Hahnel explains the origins of the financial crisis of 2008, the ensuing “Great Recession,” and why government policies in Europe and North America over the past six years have failed to improve matters for the majority of their citizens. It also helps explain the economic causes of climate change and what will be required if it is to be resolved effectively and fairly. The ABCs of Political Economy is perfect for anyone who wants to equip themselves with the ability to grasp as well as challenge existing preconceptions of political economy.
Preface to the Second Edition
1 Economics And Liberating Theory
2 What Should We Demand From Our Economy?
3 Efficiency and Economic Justice: A Simple Corn Model
4 Markets: Guided By An Invisible Hand Or Foot?
5 Microeconomic Models
6 Macroeconomics: Aggregate Demand As Leading Lady
7: Money, Banks And Finance
8 International Economics: Mutual Benefit Or Imperialism?
9 Macroeconomic Models
10: What Is To Be Undone? The Economics Of Competition And Greed
11: What Is To Be Done? The Economics Of Equitable Cooperation