Still raging against the economy?

Katherine Trebeck and Jeremy Williams - 22 January 2019

In 1890 the political economist Jean Charles de Sismondi – whose work has been described as a humanitarian protest against the dominant orthodoxy of his time – published Nouveaux Principes d’Economie Politique. This was a powerful and poetic rage against an economy focused too much on wealth and its accumulation as an end in itself.

Rather than heeding his warning, that misplaced focus has become all the more acute.... See more