I chat with University of Toronto philosopher Joeseph Heath about his new book (only in Canada!) Filthy Lucre: Economics for People Who Hate Capitalism. Think of it as Economics in One Lesson for Naomi Klein fans. This is a good, really readable book. I think it helps a lot that he’s not an economist. The section on right-wing fallacies is largely on the money and a great challenge for rote libertarians and conservatives. The section of left-wing fallacies is terrific, and it would be terrific if more folks on the left were anywhere near as economically literate as Heath.
Saturday, 2 May 2009
Interview between Will Wilkinson and Joseph Heath
From Bloggingheads TV comes this interview between Will Wilkinson and Joseph Heath about Heath's new book Filthy Lucre. Wilkinson writes,