Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Greed, Lust & Gender: A History of Economic Ideas

Just preparing my feminist economics lecture for my third year undergraduate political economy course.Could I resist this book title, no way.Self-interest, as the focus for market based decision making, sets greed and lust as its logical culmination. Folbre neatly contrasts a relatively benign approach to self-interest, such as Adam Smith’s, to self-interest in the extreme, such as that of the

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