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↠ Filthy Lucre: Economics for People Who Hate Capitalism ñ Joseph Heath
Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM By Joseph Heath

↠ Filthy Lucre: Economics for People Who Hate Capitalism ñ Joseph Heath - Filthy Lucre: Economics for People Who Hate Capitalism, Filthy Lucre Economics for People Who Hate Capitalism Economics is haunted by fallacies than any other study known to man Henry Hazlitt Economics in One Lesson Every day economic claims are used by the media or in conversation to support social and
  • Title: Filthy Lucre: Economics for People Who Hate Capitalism
  • Author: Joseph Heath
  • ISBN: 9781554683956
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Hardcover

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Trevor Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
It was the subtitle of this book that got me in Economics for those who hate capitalism I ve been reading a few books lately that have been economics for those who love capitalism and I was hoping that this would take to task some of the fundamental assumptions of free market economics and present some way forward for people who are sick of seeing obscene amounts of social product go into increasingly fewer hands while large numbers of the world s population have nothing or, if they are particul [...]
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Ian "Marvin" Graye Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
A Contribution to the Critique of Political EconomyWhat we now call Economics was once, at the time of Marx, called Political Economy.One of the major achievements of this book is to reveal just how much political philosophy sits behind Economics, and vice versa.The book is written from the perspective of the Left Well, a Left.It reflects a reasonable level of economic literacy It acknowledges past errors on the part of both the author and the Left, and seeks to remedy them In the words of one o [...]
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Szplug Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
Joseph Heath debunks the myths of modern capitalism, hoping that, by doing so, this book s readers will gain an understanding of economics without the illusions that arise from tendentiousness and or wrongful intuition a bit of filthy lucre wherein we better grasp the lucre itself, as well as why the grime accumulates, how we occasionally mistake the lucre as being grimy, and that washing off the grime doesn t always cleanse the lucre.Heath is a lefty himself from way back, and one who, as he no [...]
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Marco Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
Economics without Illusions is a rare case of myth busting book that actually does its intended job, rather than simply exposing a contrarian position as if it were divine revelation Writing from a Leftist position, the author starts by showing how some positions traditionally associated with Conservative politics even if the author is a bit too prone to lump everybody outside of the Left tent, blurring some relevant policy distinctions with a convenient label are not a natural consequence of ec [...]
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Westcoastsusan Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
So it turns out that hyperbolic discounting is not actually an annoying debate technique but rather a description of the universal human tendency to over weight near term costs and to over discount long term ones.We already know this about ourselves We don t stick to our own virtuous long term plans Yeah, we re better at it as older adults than we were as teenagers, but we sign up to show up and lock ourselves in to accountability because we know We know the power of appetite We know that the ho [...]
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Suhrob Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
There is a chance that one could rate a book like this high just because one agrees with it I do agree with vast majority that is said here, but even if I try to account for this bias I still think it is an incredibly worthwhile read and arguably there is genuine attempt to be balanced there are 6 fallacies both for left and right Don t get turned off by the sensationalist title, this is a well thought through, reasonable discussion Heath might suffer a bit of hindsight smugness, some points mig [...]
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Nick Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
This is a landmark book which anyone on the political Right and, especially anyone on the political Left should read The author challenged, and in many cases destroyed my economic assumptions Heath is a very witty, intelligent and, when need be, blunt writer, who isn t afraid to tell it like he sees it and back up his points logically His being a philosopher first, instead of an economist or activist enabled a relatively balanced book, and produced a paradigm of constructive critical thought The [...]
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Kevin Vejrup Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
The book is written by a Canadian philosopher It scrutinizes economic arguments in the political debate It does so without any technical difficulties, and by very well formulated and intuitive argumentation.Interesting that paper recycling can reduce amount of trees, as vegetarians reduce cow population, and that car safety increases cancer due prolonged life expectancy Ch 1 explains the fallacies of libertarianism in extreme form, that is why we need a government Ch 2 claims that economists ove [...]
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Rachel Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
I finally finished And it only took almost three months I learned a lot from this book, although I ve probably already forgotten a significant proportion of it The book mostly puts forth good explanations of broad economic theories and truths falsehoods, but he also explains some specific things, too For example, I now have a much better handle on the current economic housing crisis.
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Craig Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
A very simplified overview of the field of economics With critiques of both left and right wing economic policies and theories A fascinating and humorous introduction for a chap like myself who knows virtually nothing about economics I ll probably read it agin some day to remind myself.
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Jack Oughton Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
This made me rethink quite a few things I d taken for granted in economics I m not sure how true a lot of the statements he makes are, but the fact it makes you re examine your commonly held micro macro economic beliefs makes it worth a read Quite interesting
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Mesha Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
Must read Very accessible fairly reviewed account of both the right and left hand takes on Capitalism.
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Tessa Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
I think I am nearly the ideal target audience for this book, as I m someone who really wants to understand economic theory but am often put off by the yay markets boo government tone of many introductory texts I felt Heath gave clear and engaging examples covering a wide variety of economic topics The structure of the book, which addresses popular economic fallacies on the right and the left in turn, really helped point towards the areas where I tend to get economics wrong.Some particularly inte [...]
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Eustacia Tan Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
Ever since I ve come to Japan, I ve started to believe that some books are meant to be bought Books that are meant to be bought will always be on the shelf when you return like this book I didn t know if I wanted to buy the book, but after thinking over it, I really wanted it, and was so happy when I went back a few weeks later and found it on the shelf.This book aims to show why the favourite views of the Right and Left the American Right and Left political views that is , are both wrong For th [...]
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Jeff Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
This book is intended for people on the left interested in social justice or politics who dislike capitalism, economics and the market without really understanding how the market works Joseph Heath is a moral and political philosopher from the left himself, frustrated with the lack of understanding among other leftists and how it leads the left to propose solutions that are unrealistic or certain to fail.But it really works as a primer on economics for anyone interested in politics or making the [...]
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Alexander Weber Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
This book is really great, especially for someone like myself I think that the subtitle is a little misleading It s economics for everyone The book is divided into six fallacies the right always make about economics, and six fallacies the left always makes I have to admit I found reading it challenging, in a good way That it, it wasn t hard to read, it just made me question things I believed were rooted in firm reasoning.Several things I didn t like about Heath s style he comes off as condescend [...]
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Dragos Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
A must read for anybody that has not benefited from an education in both economics and philosophy Heath s book is a page turner Initially called Filthy Lucre Economics for People who Hate Capitalism it is sort of an ex Marxist s but still centre leftist s appeal for people on the fringe to take a good look at both capitalism and economics in a new light but it works just as well at debunking the fallacies of the conservative libertarian right, trying to bring confused Atlas Shrugged worshippers [...]
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Zachary Jacobi Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
A solidly decent book, although I think hamstrung a bit by its structure It s seems fairly clear to me that Heath s real purpose with the book is to argue against leftist economic fallacies god only knows our movement needs this Even though they come first, the right wing fallacies section felt like somewhat of an afterthought It was still fascinating and engaging, but it seemed like it wasn t where his heart was.I spotted one factual error in the book although it was probably correct at the tim [...]
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BC Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
I fit the profile the author describes quite well someone without much background in economics or in math I like to think that I avoid the thought traps Heath describes, but am sure I fall into them from time to time I really liked the way the book describes the facile ways many people treat economics the markets etc Anyone who wants to discuss politics and policy should read this book I did not really like the balance in the book Heath really goes after the Right, while offering a bit of a How [...]
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Lee Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
I can t recommend this book highly enough This guy seems to understand a lot of things, including economics, on a really deep level, and is very good at explaining them Although the author describes himself as center left, and his greater sympathy for liberals than conservatives is sometimes apparent in his comments, he doesn t try to score points for any side His clarity of thought, objectivity, and his use of conceptual tools to make complex issues easier to understand shows why philosophers a [...]
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Barry Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
Excellent thought provoking The book examines the use and often mis use of economic thought as it applies to public policy issues like health care, taxation, welfare, trade and competition While I don t agree with all the author s positions, and wouldn t recommend one rely on it alone on trade, for example, again I would recommend people read Ha Joon Chang s Bad Samaritans , it is an excellent, very readable and useful text for general readers about economics and public policy issues If this wa [...]
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Fiona Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
This book plays Devil s Advocate, taking 6 key arguments about economics from the right and then 6 key arguments from the left, and ripping them all apart He analyses strengths and weaknesses of both positions It was holy hell hard to read for someone who s not an economist but thrilling I find myself mentally referring to this book often when you hear the usual blather in papers and commentary columns about politics and economics It challenged some of my pre conceived ideas, reinforced others b [...]
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Kevin Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
Overall, this is a good book I particularly appreciate Heath s intellectual honesty although he is on the left, he is willing to follow the arguments where they lead Consequently, he criticizes several ideas prominent on the left He also, of course, criticizes several ideas on the right So overall it is a pleasant and fairly balanced read.The major problem with the book is that he often fails to explain his arguments in sufficient detail Given that Heath s aim is to give us a book that is access [...]
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Ralique Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
In principle, this is a book that I would really enjoy clever marketing in part of the book s subtitle I m sure there were some important terms discussed in the book But if you asked me to describe a paragraph a minute after I had read it, I probably wouldn t be able to do so Maybe it s the unappealing nature of nonfiction or the appearance of new terms every 5 words, but there s a reason why it took me a literal year to finish reading this book With that said, I think I would keep this book to [...]
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E.A. Amant Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
This book and Crisis Economics, N Roubini S Mihm, lead me to give a detailed response of Capitalism s enemies major points While it is hard to love Capitalism and it s Creative Destructive components, if evolution and natural selection teach us anything, it s that getting something for nothing is simply human sacrifice So, if you are interested in further reading, a refutation or counter point if you will of these books then see Getting Off the Junk at eastamanteastamant articlep
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Robin Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
This book makes a really interesting foil to Naked Economics, which I just read The author isn t an economist, as he points out, but he knows what he is talking about from both philosophical and public policy standpoints This outsider perspective is part of why his ideas help cast light on some of the typical arguments that economists make I would highly recommend this book, but I would also aadvise reading something like Naked Economics before reading this, because it will give you a better sen [...]
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Nicole Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
Probably the best pop economics book I ve read recently It s an easy read without condescending to the reader, and although I don t agree with all of Heath s points he supports them fairly well It s also a surprisingly balanced book aimed at the left, certainly, but he starts by dismantling enough arguments from the right that you can tell he s not going to be one of those people who ignores the moral dimension Because of that, I can think of a number of people I ll be recommending this to.
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Sawsee2 Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
I m sure an economist would think this book is an easy read but I was not able to speed read it hmmmma sign of my limited intelligence The title of the book is misleading as the author is very unbiased and tends to relate facts not opinions It had many surprising examples of economic policies that failed or flourished which I found the most interesting I may re read this book when I have time to absorb of its ideas I would be interested to hear what an economist thinks of this book.
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Bob Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
Excellent and very readable Particularly good for those who have avoided economics on the theory that it capitalism is morally doubtful Right wingers get away with economically fallacious arguments that they probably know are wrong because so few progressives understand economics well enough to call them on it Heath is a philosopher who understands moral qualms about capitalism, but not only equips us to criticize fallacious arguments from the right, but also self defeating policy proposals from [...]
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Justin Douglas Jul 27, 2021 - 14:00 PM
A really challenging, but eye opening read The author is a philosophy professor who has taught himself economics, and is able to point out the logical fallacies of both the right and the left and refute their arguments from the standpoint of conventional economics with conviction The writing is very clear and there s no fancy math involved Anyone who wants to know about how the economy really works, and to come up with better solutions, should start here.
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