The Emerging Vision of Economics and Our Place in The World
Courtesy of Key Porter
Something is askew in the global economic system. In the 1960s, there was hope that the world’s problems could be solved through technology, science, and economics. But human ingenuity has yet to reconcile economic growth with environmental protection and social responsibility. The global economy powers ahead, but we have little idea where it is going or how to correct its excesses.
According to author David Orrell, economics is in the middle of a revolution. The current theory — based on a tradition of reductionist, mechanical thought that dates back to the time of Pythagoras — has resulted in social injustice, huge disparities between the rich and the poor, and the degradation of the world’s ecology and environment.
An alternative economic theory is now being fashioned, inspired by new sciences such as complexity and network theory, science-related movements like environmentalism, and social movements like feminism. The first heroes of this revolution include astronauts, student protestors, environmentalists, rock musicians, feminists, maverick mathematicians, and dissident scientists. All have had a hand in forging what is ultimately a new science of money.
Part economic theory, part science, part popular history, and part manifesto, The Other Side of the Coin promises to change the way readers think about money forever.
About the Author
David Orrell, PH.D. is the author of the national bestseller Apollo’s Arrow (US title: The Future of Everything), a book on prediction in climate, genetics, and economics. Born in Edmonton, Alberta, he studied mathematics at the University of Alberta, and received his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Oxford. He currently works for a biotechnology company.
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- Hardcover: 376 pages
- Publisher: Key Porter Books (May 28, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 1552639819
- ISBN-13: 978-1552639818
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