Greed, Lust & Gender: A History of Economic Ideas
This book has a slightly racy title (at least for an economics book) and my initial reaction was that the ‘lust' focus was a bit forced. Greed and gender are associated easily with economic ideas, but lust? Nor was I assuaged by the assertion in the introduction that ‘lust is to feminist theory what greed is to economic theory -- a marker of contested moral boundaries,' an assertion that seemed too convenient and probably not true. Isn't it usually religious ideologues that set moral boundaries with lust?
Editor's note: On February 19, British Columbia's outgoing Finance Minister presented a budget that included "North America's first full-fledged carbon tax." But not everyone is convinced of the tax's equity and effectiveness. This article by economist Marjorie Griffin Cohen was originally published on January 22.