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- DescriptionRent Unmasked explores the new ecomic paradigm that policy-makers need to solve global problems in the post-2008 era. With conventional ecomic theories discredited, the new model must equip governments with tools to re-stabilise societies in a dangerous world. Rent Unmasked explains why one paradigm only qualifies to serve this purpose: the dynamic model that reinstates time and space back into ecomic theorising. The Flat Earth ecomics of the neo-classical school is analysed by the 13 contributors to this volume, which hours the seminal role played by Mason Gaffney, Emeritus Professor of Ecomics at the University of California (Riverside), in exposing the way in which classical ecomics was debased to serve rent-seeking interests. In a world divided by dangerously misleading theories of governance, Rent Unmasked recovers the concepts that integrate macro-ecomics with the common good; interrogates the interface between private incomes and public revenue; and identifies strategies for lifting the stalled global ecomy out of the low-growth straightjacket that is blocking the rise of real wages and capital formation to levels that deliver sustainable growth.The authors are drawn from the legal and property professions and from universities around the world. They evaluate the key contributions from Mason Gaffney, the Ultimate Heterodox ecomist, and they apply the new insights to current challenges. The issues confronted in Rent Unmasked range from corporate tax evasion to the rise of irrational forces within democratic societies; the housing crisis to the fractured politics of the Eurozone; the misdemeaurs in the banking sector to the way in which financial policies must be framed if ecomics is to be harmonised with ethics. The social science branded as dismal because of the ideological prejudices of past exponents is shown to be empowering for problem-solvers in the 21st century.
- Author BiographyMason Gaffney is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of California (Riverside). His recent books are The Mason Gaffney Reader (2013) and After the Crash: Designing a Depression-Free Economy (2009). He has written extensively on resource economics, urban economics, tax policy and capital theory.
- PublisherShepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd
- Date of Publication14/07/2016
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintShepheard-Walwyn (Publishers) Ltd
- Weight612 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Edited byFred Harrison
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