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Economics for Humans
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Economics for Humans

Julie A. Nelson


At its core, an economy is about providing goods and services for human well-being. But many economists and critics preach that an economy is something far different: a cold and heartless system that operates outside of human control. This work asks a compelling question: If our economic world is something that we as humans create, aren't ethics and human relationships—dimensions of a full and rich life—intrinsically part of the picture? Is it possible to take this thing we call economics and give it a body and a soul? The book argues against the well-ingrained notion that economics is immune ... More

Keywords: economy, goods and services, human well-being, ethics, human relationships, economics, moral values, neoliberals, political left, Adam Smith

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780226572024
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226572055.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julie A. Nelson, author