Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story about Women and Economics (Paperback)

Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story about Women and Economics By Katrine Marçal, Saskia Vogel (Translator) Cover Image
By Katrine Marçal, Saskia Vogel (Translator)
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Adam Smith, the founder of modern economics, believed that our actions stem from self-interest and the world turns because of financial gain. But every night Adam Smith's mother served him his dinner, not out of self-interest but out of love.Today, economics focuses on self-interest and excludes our other motivations. It disregards the unpaid work of mothering, caring, cleaning and cooking and its influence has spread from the market to how we shop, think and date. In this engaging takedown of the economics that has failed us, Katrine Mar�al journeys from Adam Smith's dinner table to the recent financial crisis and shows us how different, how much better, things could be.

About the Author


Katrine Mar�al is a correspondent for the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter. On publication in Sweden, Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner was shortlisted for The August Prize and won the Lagercrantzen Award. She lives in Hertfordshire.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781846275661
ISBN-10: 1846275660
Publisher: Granta Books
Publication Date: January 7th, 2016
Language: English