Three young British academic-activists lay bare how economics has left most of us locked out of today's politics - and how we can begin to take charge of the political process once again.
A writer, organiser and researcher, Joe Earle is a trustee of Rethinking Economics and its sister organisation Economy (www.ecnmy.org). Cahal Moran is studying for a PhD in economics at the University of Manchester, researching applied behavioural economics. Zach Ward-Perkins is a former trustee of Rethinking Economics, and is still an active member of the movement to change economics. He is now a researcher at the University of Sheffield, working with the Local Authority on how to transform the provision of social care in the City.They are founding members of the Post-Crash Economics Society at the University of Manchester.
"A rousing wake-up call to the economics profession. . . . Technically assured, well-argued, and informative." --Robert Skidelsky, author, How Much Is Enough?
"It is a damning indictment for the economics profession that it has taken young people barely out of university to provide this analysis. Utterly compelling and sobering." --Ha-Joon Chang, author, Economics: The User's Guide