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    DescriptionA monster stalks the earth--a sluggish, craven, dumb beast that takes fright at the slightest noise and starts at the sight of its own shadow. This monster is the market. The shadow it fears is cast by a light that comes from the future: the Keynesian crisis of expectations. It is this same light that causes the world's leaders to tremble before the beast. They tremble, Jean-Pierre Dupuy says, because they have lost faith in the future. What Dupuy calls Economy has degenerated today into a mad spectacle of unrestrained consumption and speculation. But in its positive form--a truly political economy in which politics, not economics, is predominant--Economy creates not only a sense of trust and confidence but also a belief in the open-endedness of the future without which capitalism cannot function. In this devastating and counterintuitive indictment of the hegemonic pretensions of neoclassical economic theory, Dupuy argues that the immutable and eternal decision of God has been replaced with the unpredictable and capricious judgment of the crowd. The future of mankind will therefore depend on whether it can see through the blindness of orthodox economic thinking.


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    Title
    Economy and the Future
    Subtitle
    A Crisis of Faith
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jean-Pierre Dupuy
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 194
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781611861464
    ISBN 10: 1611861462
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ECO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
    BIC subject category V2: KCA
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    BIC subject category V2: HPS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27470
    LC classification: JA
    Abridged Dewey: 320
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BISAC V2.8: PHI008000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: BUS079000
    DC23: 330.01
    Thema V1.0: QDTS, KCA
    Publisher
    Michigan State University Press
    Imprint name
    Michigan State University Press
    Publication date
    30 October 2014
    Publication City/Country
    East Lansing, MI
    Author Information
    Jean-Pierre Dupuy is Professor of Social and Political Philosophy at the Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France.
    Review quote
    From a few simple questions Jean-Pierre Dupuy draws a number of profound insights, not always easy to grasp, that run contrary to the usual interpretation of the recent economic crisis. The trouble is well worth it. --Julie Clarini, Le Monde