Обложка книги Everything for Sale: The Virtues and Limits of Markets

Everything for Sale: The Virtues and Limits of Markets

ISBN: 0226465551; 9780226465555;
Издательство: University of Chicago Press

In this highly acclaimed, provocative book, Robert Kuttner disputes the laissez-faire direction of both economic theory and practice that has been gaining in prominence since the mid-1970s. Dissenting voices, Kuttner argues, have been drowned out bya stream of circular arguments and complex mathematical models that ignore real-world conditions and disregard values that can't easily be turned into commodities. With its brilliant explanation of how some sectors of the economy require a blend of market, regulation, and social outlay, and a new preface addressing the current global economic crisis, Kuttner's study will play an important role in policy-making for the twenty-first century. "The best survey of the limits of free markets that we have. . . . A much needed plea for pragmatism: Take from free markets what is good and do not hesitate to recognize what is bad."--Jeff Madrick, Los Angeles Times "It ought to be compulsory reading for all...