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Depth Economics: A Review of Tomas Sedlacek, Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street

Book Reviews / August 2012

Tomas Sedlacek, Economics of Good and Evil. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Graham Mummery

Economics of Good and Evil coverIf, for a moment, we accept the economic consensus view that growth is the solution to the current economic crisis, one “growth area” we might observe is the crop of books and articles about that same crisis. As the great economist John Kenneth Galbraith once quipped: “Economics provides gainful employment for economists.”

The books inevitably differ in their approach. Some like Gillian …

The New “Little Red Book”

Book Reviews / June 2012

Russ Volckmann

Stephane Hessel and Edgar Morin.s The Path of Hope, foreword by Jeff Madrick. New York: Other Press, 2012.

It is an election year in Algeria, Egypt, France, Iran, Italy, the US, Israel, Russia, and elsewhere. Do you think that is a reason for so much interest in integral circles in politics and action? Well, for sure the politics thing. But what about action? We are being called to occupy, to learn to lead, …