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The Politics of Value: Three Movements to Change How We Think about the Economy

Jane L. Collins


The Great Recession not only shook Americans’ faith in the economy but also prompted a “citizen’s critique” of our economic institutions. The Politics of Value provides a vivid account of three movements that emerged in the wake of the 2008 crisis, each raising profound questions about what matters for the health of our economy. Based on in-depth interviews and observations, The Politics of Value shows how movement activists contest prevailing wisdom about how to measure economic success--and offer their own alternatives. It tells the story of the individuals who created benefit corporation ... More

Keywords: economic value, austerity politics, benefit corporations, public sector, Slow Money, corporate governance, shareholder value, Great Recession, Wisconsin Uprising

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780226446004
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2017 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226446288.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane L. Collins, author
University of Wisconsin-Madison