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The Resource Who cooked Adam Smith's dinner? : a story about women and economics, Katrine Marçal ; translated from the Swedish by Saskia Vogel

Who cooked Adam Smith's dinner? : a story about women and economics, Katrine Marçal ; translated from the Swedish by Saskia Vogel

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Who cooked Adam Smith's dinner? : a story about women and economics
Title
Who cooked Adam Smith's dinner?
Title remainder
a story about women and economics
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Katrine Marçal ; translated from the Swedish by Saskia Vogel
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eng
Summary
When Adam Smith wrote that all our actions stem from self-interest and the world turns because of financial gain he brought to life 'economic man'. Selfish and cynical, economic man has dominated our thinking ever since and his influence has spread from the market to how we shop, work and date. But every night Adam Smith's mother served him his dinner, not out of self-interest but out of love. Today, our economics focuses on self-interest and excludes all other motivations. It disregards the unpaid work of mothering, caring, cleaning and cooking. It insists that if women are paid less, then that's because their labour is worth less - how could it be otherwise? Economics has told us a story about how the world works and we have swallowed it, hook, line and sinker. Now it's time to change the story. In this courageous look at the mess we're in, Katrine Marçal tackles the biggest myth of our time and invites us to kick out economic man once and for all.--
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Marçal, Katrine
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non fiction
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Vogel, Saskia
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  • Economic man
  • Self-interest
  • Economics
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Who cooked Adam Smith's dinner? : a story about women and economics, Katrine Marçal ; translated from the Swedish by Saskia Vogel
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-227) and index
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rdacarrier.
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rdacontent.
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FIEb17685485
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22 cm.
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ix, 230 pages
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9781846275654
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • 18536230
  • (OCoLC)899705725
Label
Who cooked Adam Smith's dinner? : a story about women and economics, Katrine Marçal ; translated from the Swedish by Saskia Vogel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17685485
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
ix, 230 pages
Isbn
9781846275654
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 18536230
  • (OCoLC)899705725

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