Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story About Women and Economics

Katrine (Y) Marcal (Author) Saskia Vogel (Translator)
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Description

Adam Smith, the founder of modern economics, believed that our actions stem from self-interest and the world turns because of financial gain. But every night Adam Smith's mother served him his dinner, not out of self-interest but out of love.Today, economics focuses on self-interest and excludes our other motivations. It disregards the unpaid work of mothering, caring, cleaning and cooking and its influence has spread from the market to how we shop, think and date. In this engaging takedown of the economics that has failed us, Katrine Marcal journeys from Adam Smith's dinner table to the recent financial crisis and shows us how different, how much better, things could be.

Product Details

Price
£8.99  £8.36
Publisher
Granta Books
Publish Date
7 January 2016
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781846275661
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