Never Let a Serious Crisis Go to Waste

Paperback $19.95

Verso | Apr 15, 2014 | 384 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9781781683026

  • Paperback$19.95

    Verso | Apr 15, 2014 | 384 Pages | 5-1/2 x 8-1/4 | ISBN 9781781683026

  • Hardcover$29.95

    Verso | Jun 25, 2013 | 384 Pages | 6 x 9 | ISBN 9781781680797

  • Ebook$29.95

    Verso | Jul 09, 2013 | 384 Pages | ISBN 9781781683033

Praise

“A powerful critique of neoclassical economics.” —Times Higher Education

“It is hard to imagine a historian who was not an economist (as Mirowski is) being able to encompass the economics of the second half of the 20th century in its diversity and technicality.”—London Review of Books

“Philip Mirowksi is the most imaginative and provocative writer at work today on the recent history of economics.”—Boston Globe

“A fascinating account of how the disastrous failure of mainstream economists to predict the economic crisis put them more firmly in control of policy debates than ever before.” —Dean Baker, Codirector of the Center for Economic and Policy Research 

“Mirowski exposes the neoliberal takeover of minds and culture with an erudition, style and—dare I say it?—vocabulary that makes deep digging in this Great Bog of Repression almost a pleasure. This book shows how economic ideas caused the crisis. And it demonstrates their enduring triumph, which is that nothing has changed or will change, as we careen from the last disaster to the next one.”  —James K . Galbraith, author of The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too 

“The best and most thorough treatment of the financial crisis’s impact upon the economics profession, and especially its neoliberal wing. Mirowski is an excellent guide to the literature on all sides of this debate.” —Duncan Foley, author of Adam’s Fallacy: A Guide to Economic Theology 

“A study guide for those who saw Inside Job and want more. Mirowski has read and digested virtually everything written about the financial crisis. He despairs of the failures of the economics profession to explain it, and especially what he calls the ‘level-headed left.’ Anyone who reads it will recognize the author’s enormous energy and originality.” —David Warsh, author of Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations 

“A raucous, irreverent and highly perceptive analysis of how neoliberal economics not only survived the 2008 financial crisis, but even prospered in its aftermath. Mirowski’s book is a lively and far-reaching discussion of how it got us into this deep mess.” —Gerald Epstein, Codirector of the Political Economy Research Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 


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