Twilight of the Money Gods: Economics as a Religion and How it all Went Wrong
by John Rapley
Twilight of the Money Gods is the story of economics, told not as the science it strove to be, but as the religion it became. Over two centuries, it searched for the hidden codes which would reveal the path to a promised land of material abundance. While its prophets, from Adam Smith to John Maynard Keynes and Milton Friedman, concerned themselves with the human condition, its priesthood gradually grew remote from its followers, until it lost sight of their tribulations. Today, amid a crisis of faith in their expertise, we must re-imagine an economics for a new era – one filled with both danger and opportunity.
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Published: 13 July 2017
Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 3.3 x 23.4 cm