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  • [A] fascinating assault on modern economic orthodoxy... It is a call for us all to put aside our prejudices - some of which have been invented for us, decades ago - and ask, is this what we need? Is it even what we really want?

    Tim Stanley, Daily Telegraph
  • In this highly enlightening and hugely entertaining book, Jonathan Aldred guides us through the badlands of modern economics, revealing its pitfalls, quicksand, and quagmires. It is going to change the way in which we understand many modern debates about economics, politics, and society.

    Ha-Joon Chang, University of Cambridge, author of 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism and Economics: The User's Guide
  • This an important and timely book, the best I have recently read on the subject of 'whither economics?'

    Lord Robert Skidelsky
  • An entertaining, wide-ranging and often challenging argument. Aldred writes exceptionally well and there is much here to agree with ... It's impossible to do justice to the sheer range of issues tackled.

    Paul Johnson, Literary Review
  • Illuminating ... an unusual approach to critiquing the modern economic canon.

    Paul Collier, Times Literary Supplement

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