From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics

Written By Ben Fine
From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics
  • Publsiher : Routledge
  • Release : 15 April 2009
  • ISBN : 1134099371
  • Pages : 216 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics written by Ben Fine which was release on 15 April 2009, this book published by Routledge. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Is or has economics ever been the imperial social science? Could or should it ever be so? These are the central concerns of this book. It involves a critical reflection on the process of how economics became the way it is, in terms of a narrow and intolerant orthodoxy, that has, nonetheless, increasingly directed its attention to appropriating the subject matter of other social sciences through the process termed "economics imperialism". In other words, the book addresses the shifting boundaries between economics and the other social sciences as seen from the confines of the dismal science, with some reflection on the responses to the economic imperialists by other disciplines. Significantly, an old economics imperialism is identified of the "as if market" style most closely associated with Gary Becker, the public choice theory of Buchanan and Tullock and cliometrics. But this has given way to a more "revolutionary" form of economics imperialism associated with the information-theoretic economics of Akerlof and Stiglitz, and the new institutional economics of Coase, Wiliamson and North. Embracing one "new" field after another, economics imperialism reaches its most extreme version in the form of "freakonomics", the economic theory of everything on the basis of the most shallow principles. By way of contrast and as a guiding critical thread, a thorough review is offered of the appropriate principles underpinning political economy and its relationship to social science, and how these have been and continue to be deployed. The case is made for political economy with an interdisciplinary character, able to bridge the gap between economics and other social sciences, and draw upon and interrogate the nature of contemporary capitalism.

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics
  • Author : Ben Fine,Dimitris Milonakis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2009-04-15
  • Total pages : 216
  • ISBN : 1134099371
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Summary : Is or has economics ever been the imperial social science? Could or should it ever be so? These are the central concerns of this book. It involves a critical reflection on the process of how economics became the way it is, in terms of a narrow and intolerant orthodoxy, that ...

Quicklet on Freakonomics by Stephen D Levitt Stephan J Dubner

Quicklet on Freakonomics by Stephen D  Levitt   Stephan J  Dubner
  • Author : Jonathan Nathan
  • Publisher : Hyperink Inc
  • Release Date : 2011-11-09
  • Total pages : 32
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Summary : Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Freakonomics was written by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Levitt is an economist who is known for making connections that other people do not see, while Dubner is a journalist for the New York Times. The book started as an article about Levitt ...

Education Under Siege

Education Under Siege
  • Author : Arthur Shapiro
  • Publisher : R&L Education
  • Release Date : 2013-10-21
  • Total pages : 206
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Summary : This book analyzes each major reform--No Child Left Behind, Common Core State Standards, grading schools, evaluating teachers, failing students, vouchers, charters, online virtual charters-- and finds them seriously wanting. We conclude with reforms that work actually helping teachers, kids, parents and communities....

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  • Author : Laura B. Cohen
  • Publisher : Assoc of Cllge & Rsrch Libr
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Total pages : 167
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Economics Made Fun
  • Author : N. Emrah Aydinonat,Jack J Vromen
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-10-02
  • Total pages : 164
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Summary : Best-selling books such as Freakonomics and The Undercover Economist have paved the way for the flourishing economics-made-fun genre. While books like these present economics as a strong and explanatory science, the ongoing economic crisis has exposed the shortcomings of economics to the general public. In the face of this crisis, ...

The Shangri La Diet

The Shangri La Diet
  • Author : Seth Roberts
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2007-04-24
  • Total pages : 224
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Summary : As seen in the New York Times and on Good Morning America-now updated by the author. Imagine a diet that's as easy as "a spoonful of sugar" (or extra-light olive oil) twice a day. A diet that actually reduces appetite and cravings. A diet that's based on a wealth of ...

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Power and Inequality in Interpersonal Relations
  • Author : Eric Beasley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2017-09-08
  • Total pages : 220
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Summary : This book explores interpersonal situations in which weak or vulnerable people find themselves and the ways in which others help create, sustain, and eradicate such social dynamics. Vladimir Shlapentokh and Eric Beasley demonstrate that people can gain power over each other and then abuse this power because of unequal resource ...

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World Class
  • Author : Teru Clavel
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Release Date : 2019-08-20
  • Total pages : 352
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Summary : An eye-opening firsthand exploration of why Asian students are outpacing their American counterparts, and how to help our children excel in today’s competitive world. When Teru Clavel had young children, the oldest barely two, she watched as her friends and fellow parents vied to secure a spot in the ...

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  • Author : Gennaro F. Vito,Jeffrey R. Maahs,Ronald M. Holmes
  • Publisher : Jones & Bartlett Learning
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 496
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Summary : Across America, crime is a consistent public concern. The authors have produced a comprehensive work on major criminological theories, combining classical criminology with new topics, such as Internet crime and terrorism. The text also focuses on how criminology shapes public policy....

The Social Security Crisis of 2037

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  • Author : James LePage
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2015-12-12
  • Total pages : 134
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Summary : The hope for this book is that it will help the millions of Americans counting on the Social Security System for financial support – now and in the future – understand why benefits paid by the System could either end or be significantly reduced after 2037. Trustees of the System say a 25 percent ...

Propaganda and Rhetoric in Democracy

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  • Author : Gae Lyn Henderson,M. J. Braun
  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-05
  • Total pages : 286
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Summary : The study of propaganda's uses in modern democracy highlights important theoretical questions about normative rhetorical practices. Edited by Gae Lyn Henderson and M. J. Braun, Propaganda and Rhetoric in Democracy: History, Theory, Analysis advances our understanding of propaganda and rhetoric. Essays focus on historical figures, examining the development of the ...

Freakonomics

Freakonomics
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-11-24
  • Total pages : 315
  • ISBN : 1134099371
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Summary : Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles ...

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Shall We Wake the President
  • Author : Tevi Troy
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2016-09-01
  • Total pages : 264
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Summary : The history of presidential dealings with disasters shows that whatever their ideology, presidents need to be prepared to deal with unexpected crises. In recent years, the expectations have grown as the disasters seem to appear to be coming more frequently. Since 2001, numerous unpredictable crises, including terror attacks, massive storms, and ...

Brands and Branding

Brands and Branding
  • Author : Stephen Brown
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2016-08-17
  • Total pages : 296
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Summary : Lecturers/Instructors - Request a free digital inspection copy here A fun and humorous introductory book, written in Stephen Brown's entertaining and highly distinctive style, that introduces curious readers to the key components of brands and helps them to begin to make sense of them - what they are, what ...

Faithonomics

Faithonomics
  • Author : Torkel Brekke
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016-10-15
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1134099371
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Summary : 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 ...