Boganmeldelse: Økonomisk model snyder os

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Økonomer, politikere og velhavere har ført befolkningen bag lyset de seneste årtier ved at bakke op om en økonomisk model, der siger, at fri konkurrence, markedskræfter, minimalstat og ulighed skaber størst mulig vækst og fremgang for alle. Denne model, economism, gavner kun de få, og den skaber lavere vækst, end hvis man tager hensyn til alle faktorer i samfundet og sikrer en bedre fordeling af værdierne. Sådan lyder budskabet fra den amerikanske juraprofessor og økonomikritiker James Kwak fra University of Connecticut.

I sin bog ”Economism” med undertitlen ”Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality” giver han nutidens alment accepterede model det glatte lag. Så mange læsere vil nok straks kalde ham marxist, socialist, grøn eller religiøs – med hans påstand om,...

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