The Death of Homo Economicus (häftad)
Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
320
Utgivningsdatum
2017-09-05
Förlag
Pluto Press
Dimensioner
228 x 152 x 25 mm
Vikt
408 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1 Paperback / softback
ISBN
9780745399409
The Death of Homo Economicus (häftad)

The Death of Homo Economicus

Work, Debt and the Myth of Endless Accumulation

Häftad Engelska, 2017-09-05
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In today's workplaces we work harder and longer, labouring under the illusion that this will bring us more wealth. As this myth becomes increasingly preposterous, it's time to understand why we believe in it, and where it came from. The Death of Homo Economicus explores the origin of this oppressive myth, in order to destroy it. The story begins with the creation of a fake persona labelled the 'dollar-hunting man', invented by economists Adam Smith and Friedrich Hayek. Today, this persona, driven by competition and ego, is used by politicians and managers to draw a veil over the terrible reality of work under capitalism. Creeping into all aspects of life, the desire to constantly compete and accumulate must be resisted if we are to create a better way of life for all.
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Peter Fleming is Professor of Management at University of Technology Sydney and has previously held positions at the University of Cambridge and University of London. His research explores the seedy side of capitalism, particularly in relation to work. His writing has appeared in the Financial Times, the Guardian and on the BBC. He is the author of The Mythology of Work (Pluto, 2015) and The Death of Homo Economicus (Pluto, 2017).

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Introduction: Welcome to the New Dark Ages 1. Cash Psychosis 2. Wreckage Economics 3. Why Homo Economicus Had to Die... Over and Over Again 4. The Theatre of Loss... Work 5. Microeconomics (Really Is) for Dummies 6. The Quiet Earth Conclusion: A Marginal Model of Nothingness Notes Index