Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics
Kalle Lasn, Adbusters
Seven Stories Press, 2012 - Business & Economics - 400 pages
"Engrossing, exciting [...] This book compels us to rethink our approaches to economics ..." --Literary Review of Canada
"Thought-provoking and creative [...]" --Julie Nelson, author of Beyond Economic Man: Feminist Theory and Economics
From the editor and magazine that started and named the Occupy Wall Street movement, Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics is an articulation of what could be the next steps in rethinking and remaking our world that challenges and debunks many of the assumptions of neoclassical economics and brings to light a more ecological model. Meme Wars aims to accelerate the shift into this new paradigm that takes into account psychonomics, bionomics, and other aspects of our physical and mental environment that are often left out in discussions of economics.
Like Adbusters, the book will be image heavy and full-color throughout. Lasn calls it "a textbook for the future" that provides the building blocks, in texts and visuals, for a new way of looking at and changing our world. Through an examination of alternative economies, Lasn hopes to spur students to become "barefoot economists" and to see that a humanization of economics is possible. Meme Wars will include contributions from Nobel Prize winner Joseph Stiglitz, Paul Samuelson, George Akerlof, Lourdes Benería, Julie Matthaei, Manfred Max-Neef, David Orrell, Paul Gilding, Mathis Wackernagel and the father of ecological economics Herman Daly, among others.
Based on ideas that were presented in a special issue of Adbusters entitled "Thought Control in Economics: Beyond the Growth Paradigm / An Activist Toolkit," Meme Wars will help move forward the Occupy Wall Street movement.
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Review: Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical EconomicsUser Review - Alex Boerger - Goodreads
This Book contains great insight and ideas. Many Perspectives I never thought about. But I was missing the meme part. I read a lot about memetics and so i expected something else. I was hoping for ... Read full review
Review: Meme Wars: The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical EconomicsUser Review - Andy Mitchell - Goodreads
This book is weird. And thought-provoking. It put me to sleep several times, even though I loved the intellectual challenge of following the many essays challenging MSNBC financial beliefs. This book ... Read full review