Academic journal article Journal of Australian Political Economy

Jack Riordan, Maria Madi and Molly Scott Cato: Introducing a New Economics: Pluralist, Sustainable, Progressive

Academic journal article Journal of Australian Political Economy

Jack Riordan, Maria Madi and Molly Scott Cato: Introducing a New Economics: Pluralist, Sustainable, Progressive

Article excerpt

Jack Riordan, Maria Madi and Molly Scott Cato

Introducing a New Economics: Pluralist, Sustainable, Progressive

Pluto Books, London, 2018, 364pp., paperback, $72.

Can economics be taught in the way that is pluralist and progressive, putting due emphasis on the topic of sustainability? The relevance of economic concerns in the modern world is not in question: but how to combine those worldly concerns with the development of conceptual tools and analysis that is insightful and useful, not merely reproducing orthodoxy? This book seeks to do so by combining breadth of coverage with frequent shifts between theoretical and practical concerns.

It begins by making the case for a judicious mix of pluralism, sustainability and justice in dealing with economic issues. It continues with chapters discussing 'economic methodology'; 'the need to live within our means'; 'the distribution of power and resources'; 'equality, livelihoods and work'; and 'unemployment and employment'. Subsequent chapters focus on money; economic diversity; economic governance and the macroeconomics aspects of consumption, investment and saving; recessions and financial crisis, international economics and trade. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.