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Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?

A Story About Women and Economics

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Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner? by Katrine Marcal
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Adam Smith, the founder of modern economics, believed that our actions stem from self-interest and the world turns because of financial gain. But every night Adam Smith's mother served him his dinner, not out of self-interest but out of love.Today, economics focuses on self-interest and excludes our other motivations. It disregards the unpaid work of mothering, caring, cleaning and cooking and its influence has spread from the market to how we shop, think and date. In this engaging takedown of the economics that has failed us, Katrine Marcal journeys from Adam Smith's dinner table to the recent financial crisis and shows us how different, how much better, things could be.

Author Biography

KATRINE MARCAL is the lead editorial writer for the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, where she writes articles on Swedish and international politics, economics and feminism. On publication in Sweden, Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner? was shortlisted for the August Prize and won the Lagercrantzen Award. She lives in London.
Release date NZ
January 7th, 2016
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Portobello Books Ltd
Pages
240
Dimensions
129x198x16
ISBN-13
9781846275661
Product ID
23040701

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