The Failure of Free Market Economics

ISBN: 9780473288563

Author: Chris Nobbs    Publisher: Chris Nobbs

This timely book lays bare the failures of the free market economics and its associated political doctrine of ‘neoliberalism’ which, the author claims, have been very damaging to New Zealand over the past three decades.

The Failure of Free Market Economics and the Future of New Zealand examines the country’s economy and society, trade pact negotiations, and the critical twenty-first-century issues of climate change and natural resource depletion. The book identifies the limitations of market-based transactions, and the significance of the ‘common good’. By contrasting the different economic and political claims in favour of the free market, the mixed economy, and the requirements of the global ecosystem, the book points towards policies for a future that is more just, democratic and sustainable.

Chris Nobbs grew up in New Zealand. Following graduation from the University of Auckland he has enjoyed a wide-ranging career as a research scientist at the University of Cambridge, as a consultant and administrator at the OECD Environment Directorate, as economist to the Government of Victoria’s salinity control programme, and as co-director of an Australia-wide social research consultancy. He lives in Auckland.

Pages: 278

Dimensions: 140 x 216 mm

Publication Date: 30-07-2014

Availability Date: 31-07-2014

Tags: August 2014   Business

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