In the wake of the 2007 financial crisis, people wanted answers. How did this happen? Who is accountable? Will this happen again? True to form, government and the media made certain the public got those answers - answers that were simple and readily accepted. Sadly, the answers the public were given were t just simple and easy, they were also unquestionably, absolutely wrong. The Ecomics of Conservatism is a -holds-barred critique of political ecomy, penned in response to the inadequacies and hyperbole of the ecomic analysis being presented to the public, and investors. This direct and urgent plea for a different point of view on ecomics and politics provides a detailed assessment of what we are doing, why we should stop doing it, and what we should do instead. In the process, the book provides a general overview of ecomics, with references to the thinking and writings of four of the most influential ecomists of the modern age: Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, and John Maynard Keynes. With a didactic tone and an unapologetically conservative bent, The Ecomics of Conservatism guides readers through an analysis of the current state of ecomic affairs to shed light on ather way of looking at these topics, revealing an approach that is longer part of the mainstream curricula. The Ecomics of Conservatism starts from the premise that politics and ecomics are t separate sciences, and that ecomics - as we think of the field of study today - is t so much a science, but a tool of social engineering. Worse yet, the theoretical separation of politics and ecomics has thoroughly wreaked havoc in the thought process and analysis of those charged with the task of providing objective advice to policy makers. Fortunately, by looking to the spirit and the letter of the words of the great minds of ecomics and conservative thought, there is clarity and purpose that will allow us to extricate ourselves from our present situation in the hopes that liberty, prosperity, and the rule of law may be preserved and expanded for future generations.
Marcelo Pesci was born in Patagonia in 1970 and has lived and worked in London since 1998. After attending the prestigious First National School of Commerce in Quilmes and the School of Economics at the National University of Lomas de Zamora, Mr. Pesci worked as a financial controller and as tax specialist at various American and local firms in Buenos Aires. Since moving to the UK, he has worked as an investment executive with the Commonwealth Development Corporation, where his focus was commercial undertakings in the developing world, as corporate credit analyst at Credit Suisse Asset Management, and as Fund Manager and Sovereign Research Analyst at Northern Trust Global Investments. Mr. Pesci is also a Chartered Public Accountant and a fully qualified teacher. His interests include local politics and the restoration of historic properties. He enjoys presenting the ideas of conservatism to those who want to listen and especially to those who do not!