A Richer Life: How Economics Can Change the Way We Think and Feel

A Richer Life How Economics Can Change the Way We Think and Feel A Richer Life How Economics Can Change the Way We Think and Feel by Philip Roscoe is a radical inspiring agenda setting critique that shows how economics invades our most intimate decisions and wha

  • Title: A Richer Life: How Economics Can Change the Way We Think and Feel
  • Author: Philip Roscoe
  • ISBN: 9780241972724
  • Page: 111
  • Format: Paperback
  • A Richer Life How Economics Can Change the Way We Think and Feel by Philip Roscoe is a radical, inspiring, agenda setting critique that shows how economics invades our most intimate decisions, and what the real alternatives might be A brilliant critique Robert Skidelsky, prize winning biographer of John Maynard Keynes Impressive important very thoughtful andA Richer Life How Economics Can Change the Way We Think and Feel by Philip Roscoe is a radical, inspiring, agenda setting critique that shows how economics invades our most intimate decisions, and what the real alternatives might be A brilliant critique Robert Skidelsky, prize winning biographer of John Maynard Keynes Impressive important very thoughtful and thought provoking Ha Joon Chang, author of 23 Things They Don t Tell You About Capitalism A splendid denunciation of the dismal science a fine book, on the side of the angels Guardian A powerful description of the many ways we have lost our bearings as a society makes the case that economics has left us impoverished as human beings a powerful and engaging read Sunday Times Very readable and entertaining IndependentIs a promotion at work worth than time with family Does the price of cheap socks compensate for their being made by children Might a new lover be better than the one you have How do we choose when what we want is bad for someone else In fact, in a world as complicated as ours, how do we choose at all Over the course of the 20th century economics has become our most trusted science of decision making From government policies to personal decisions such as buying a house, educating our children, caring for our sick or even meeting a spouse economic principles govern both our range of choices and how we choose between them But economics is not a perfect science It is political and far from impartial, and yet its values ownership, efficiency, cost benefit and self interest now threaten to usurp all others At a time when the most urgent problems require collective action, economics is perhaps our greatest obstacle to change.Written with humour, wisdom and compassion, and investigating the worlds of work, shopping, healthcare, house buying, online dating, politics and daily life, this brilliant and timely book exposes the true cost of economic thinking, points the way to some compelling alternatives co operatives, local currencies, non Western finance, community and draws attention to some other, timeless values that few of us have yet forgotten.Philip Roscoe is Reader in Management at the School of Management, University of St Andrews He is interested in markets and organizing, and has published and lectured on such topics as online dating, organ transplants, non professional investors and alternative currencies Philip holds a PhD in management from Lancaster University, an MPhil in medieval Arabic thought from the University of Oxford, and a BA in theology from the University of Leeds Between studies, he has worked as a financial journalist and tried his hand at running a small business In 2011 he was one of the ten winners of the inaugural AHRC BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers scheme chosen from over a thousand applicants He is married to Jane, and they have three sons.A Richer Life How Economics Can Change the Way We Think and Feel was originally published in hardback as I Spend, Therefore I Am.

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    1. This book started with much promise in its introduction, then slowed to a crawl in (what I thought was rather unnecessary) philosophical discourse in part 1 (of 3 parts), picked up again in part 2, and ended perfectly in part 3 (I especially liked the Epilogue, which proposes a way of living that is so unlike many of the other more "economically-minded" books I've read, one where we follow more of our hearts and less of our wallets).The book reminded me a little of Weapons of Math Destruction (o [...]

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