Economics as Religion: From Samuelson to Chicago and Beyond (Hardback)
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Economics as Religion: From Samuelson to Chicago and Beyond (Hardback)

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Hardback 392 Pages / Published: 16/05/2001
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In this study, Robert H. Nelson explores the genesis, the prophets, the prophesies, and the tenets of what he sees as a religion of economics that has come into full blossom in latter-day America. Nelson does not see "theology" as a bad word, and his examination of the theology underlying Samuelsonian and Chicagoan economics is not a put-down. It is a way of seeing the rhetoric of fundamental belief what has been called "vision."

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Publisher: Pennsylvania State University Press
ISBN: 9780271020952
Number of pages: 392
Weight: 744 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Market economics is best understood as a religion. When I first read this claim in a book by Robert Nelson . . . I had doubts. . . . [But] the more one thinks about the function of market economics in modern society, the stronger the case gets for treating it as a religion.

Financial Times

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In his groundbreaking study, Robert Nelson explores the genesis, the prophets, the prophesies, and the tenets of what he sees as a . . . religion of economics that has come into full blossom in latter-day America.

America- The National Catholic Weekly

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Nelson does not regard theology as a cuss word, and so his detailed study of the theology underlying Samuelsonian and Chicagoan economics is not a put-down. It s a way of seeing the rhetoric of fundamental belief what has been called vision. Nelson . . . speaks with authority from within the field. . . . His grasp of modern economics is broad and firm. And so in theology, too. It s an important, even an amazing book: Luther meets Smith.

Deirdre McCloskey, University of Illinois at Chicago

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