Filthy Lucre: Economics for People Who Hate Capitalism
Filthy Lucre: Economics for People Who Hate Capitalism is a 2009 book by Joseph Heath.
The book is organized around twelve fallacies or myths associated with economics, six of which are common on the left, and six of which are common on the right. It considers ideas like that the government should get out of the way of markets; that competition and Adam Smith’s invisible hand improve efficiency; the 'psychopathic' nature of corporations; and the inevitability of capitalism’s collapse.
A United States edition of the book was released in 2010 under the title Economics without Illusions: Debunking the Myths of Modern Capitalism.The recent economic downturn has seen a rise in books on capitalism, finance, and the market.
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