Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?

Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner? A Story About Women and Economics

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Synopsis

Adam Smith, the founder of modern economics, believed that our actions stem from self-interest and the world turns because of financial gain. But every night Adam Smith's mother served him his dinner, not out of self-interest but out of love.Today, economics focuses on self-interest and excludes our other motivations. It disregards the unpaid work of mothering, caring, cleaning and cooking and its influence has spread from the market to how we shop, think and date. In this engaging takedown of the economics that has failed us, Katrine Mar�al journeys from Adam Smith's dinner table to the recent financial crisis and shows us how different, how much better, things could be.

Book information

ISBN: 9781846275661
Publisher: Granta Publications
Imprint: Granta Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 306.3
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 172g
Height: 198mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 16mm