- File Size: 567 KB
- Print Length: 216 pages
- Publication Date: March 4, 2016
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B01CLKFUOC
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Alternative Economics: Reversing Stagnation Kindle Edition
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Here, Batko not only shows that it is possible, but also precisely how it can be done. Presented as an assortment of essays by various European alternative economists, each article discusses a particularly troubling aspect of our current crisis in reflective detail. The European explanations of how we came to be in such a predicament are both refreshing and eye-opening, as it is made clear that American neoliberalism and mainstream market-radical economic theory is to blame. As the author points out, the economy has such a powerful influence on our day-to-day lives, and yet so few of us really understand its true nature and how it works. There is a huge disparity in the knowledge of the general public and the amount of ''expert'' knowledge that mainstream economists are willing to make accessible.
In addition to essays, there are poems by the author that evoke an almost revolutionary spirit. Batko further strengthens his arguments by evaluating several self-perpetuating myths that currently govern the way modern economics is viewed and how these are misleading. Creating policies that positively impact the individual and the family while re-distributing wealth is a key action to take if we are to truly end poverty. Because, as Batko points out, ''The people are too big to fail, not the banks.''