Feb 18th, 2013 by Ben
[Update: slides from week one]
Myself and Vicky Donnelly of the Galway One World Centre are starting a series of workshops on Tuesday entitled, ‘Economics As If People Really Mattered,‘ and I thought I’d start posting material relating to it here.
The first series will run from 19 February to 26 March. We’re hoping to run a second one from 6 March up to 10 April, but that still needs to be confirmed.
The main text is Mary Mellor, The Future of Money: From Financial Crisis to Public Resource (London: Pluto Press, 2010).
Other books that I’ll be drawing upon include:
Geoffrey Ingham, Capitalism (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2008)
- The Nature of Money (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2004)
Michael Perelman, Railroading Economics: The Creation of the Free Market Mythology (New York: Monthly Review Press, 2006)
Immanuel Wallerstein, Historical Capitalism (London: Verso Press, reprint 2011)
I’ll post more stuff tomorrow, including slides and some audio, but by way of introduction here’s a video of a talk given by Mary Mellor which deals with mainstream economic analysis and its theoretical blindspots, in particular its reliance on the fictional beast, Economic Man.