We Need to Talk About the Original Sin of Economics

The Institute for New Economic Thinking has the article We Need to Talk About the Original Sin of Economics.

For Christian thinkers like Northcott, the pessimistic individualism that lives on in neoliberalism is the Original Sin of economics – a sin that has proliferated for the last two hundred years, culminating in the precarious situation of humanity of the twenty-first century. For them, as the welfare of people and planet are increasingly threatened, it is this stain that must be removed if we are to save ourselves and, as Wordsworth urges, “come forth into the light of things.”

I remember studying this topic in college. I don’t remember much detail of what I learned. I do remember some of these ideas expressed in this article.

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