A Philosophy for a Fair Society

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Shepheard-Walwyn Publishers, Limited, Jan 1, 1994 - Philosophy - 169 pages
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With the eclipse of the New Right, politicians now admit that society is in crisis. Something must be done, but, explain the authors, governments will fail again unless they shake off the economic orthodoxy that is now one of the problems rather than the means to a solution. This book investigates the roots of the problem, both historically and theoretically. Dr Michael Hudson draws on archaeology and history, from Bronze Age Mesopotamia through Rome to Byzantium, to show how a destructive virus crept into the body politic. This led to a breakdown in man's relation to the environment and divided society into a wealthy ruling oligarchy and an impoverished majority.

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Michael Hudson is a visiting scholar at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. He is an economic adviser to United States, Canadian, and Mexican government agencies and to the United Nations Institute for Training & Research. Kris Feder is an assistant professor of economics at Bard University, New York. She specializes in public finance and the history of economic thought. G. Miller, M.D., is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, is a senior clinical scientist with the Medical Research Council's Epidemiology and Medical Unit in London. An international expert in heart diseases. He was professor in residence in epidemiology and preventative medicine at Alvbert Einstein College of Medicine, New York.

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