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The Resource Who cooked Adam Smith's dinner? : a story about women and economics, Katrine Marçal ; translated from the Swedish by Saskia Vogel

Who cooked Adam Smith's dinner? : a story about women and economics, Katrine Marçal ; translated from the Swedish by Saskia Vogel

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Who cooked Adam Smith's dinner? : a story about women and economics
Title
Who cooked Adam Smith's dinner?
Title remainder
a story about women and economics
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Katrine Marçal ; translated from the Swedish by Saskia Vogel
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Who cooked Adam Smiths dinner?
Title variation remainder
a story about women and economics
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Language
eng
Summary
"When philosopher Adam Smith proclaimed that our actions are motivated by self-interest, he used the example of the baker and the butcher to lay the foundations for his "Economic man." He argued that they gave bread and meat for profit, not out of the goodness of their hearts. It's an ironic point of view coming from a bachelor who lived with his mother for most of his life-- a woman who cooked his dinner every night. Nevertheless, Smith's economic man has dominated our understanding of modern-day capitalism, Such a viewpoint disregards the unpaid work of mothering, caring, cleaning, and cooking. Essentially, the father of modern economics has based our whole concept of capitalism on a system that ignores half of its participants. ...Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner? charts the myth of the economic man, from its origins at Adam Smith's dinner table to its adaptation by the Chicago School to its disastrous role in the 2008 Global Financial Crisis."--Jacket flap
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A feminist version of "Freakonomics" charts the myth of the economic man, from its origins at Adam Smith's dinner table, its adaptation by the Chicago School, and its disastrous role in the 2008 Global Financial Crisis
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10457178
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Marçal, Katrine
Dewey number
330.082
Index
index present
LC call number
HB501
LC item number
.M3213 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Vogel, Saskia
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  • Feminist economics
  • Women
  • Economic man
  • Economics
  • Feminist economics
  • Women
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adult
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a story about women and economics
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Who cooked Adam Smith's dinner? : a story about women and economics, Katrine Marçal ; translated from the Swedish by Saskia Vogel
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-227) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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1611087
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 230 pages
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9781681771427
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • (Sirsi) i9781681771427
  • (OCoLC)923794474
Label
Who cooked Adam Smith's dinner? : a story about women and economics, Katrine Marçal ; translated from the Swedish by Saskia Vogel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-227) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1611087
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
ix, 230 pages
Isbn
9781681771427
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781681771427
  • (OCoLC)923794474

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