What will the economy look like in fifty years? How will our lives as consumers and workers be transformed by the coming innovations in technology, the marketplace, and the workplace? How will changes in demographics and dependency affect our political system? This book poses these and related questions to a diverse group of economists whose predictions will inspire thoughtful consideration and debate.
Builds upon the Occupy movement and other critical analysis of the Great Financial Crisis (GFC) to comprehensively examine gendered material, ideational and representational dimensions that have served to make the crisis and its effects, "the new normal" in Europe and America as well as Latin America and Asia.
The authors show that recent work focuses on individual choice, ignores the systematic role of power in the economic system, and leads to solutions that are of limited effectiveness at best and harmful at worst. An accessible summary of the latest debates in economics, this book takes on what is missing from mainstream economics, why it matters, and how the discipline can better address the key concerns of our era.
The United States is becoming a nation of rich and poor, with few families in the middle. MIT economist Peter Temin argues that American history and politics, particularly slavery and its aftermath, play an important part in the widening gap between rich and poor.
Offers a window into some of the most influential emerging issues in pharmacoeconomics; issues such as risk-sharing and alternative pricing models or the potential impact of radical new approaches such as personalized medicine; as well as exploring the changing role of government and regulators.
This book, written by global experts, provides a comprehensive and topical analysis on the economics of chocolate. While the main approach is economic analysis, there are important contributions from other disciplines, including psychology, history, government, nutrition, and geography.
Faithonomics uses economic theory to provide a new and unorthodox view of religion in today's world. Drawing on state-of-the-art research and on case studies from around the globe, this book shows that religion should be analysed as a market similar to markets for other goods and services, like bottled water or haircuts.