Enlightening Quotes by Enlightened People

"Political Economy ... . The peculiar nature of the material it deals with, summons as foes into the field of battle the most violent, mean and malignant passions of the human breast, the Furies of private interest. The English Established Church, e.g., will more readily pardon an attack on 38 of its 39 articles than on 1/39 of its income. Now-a-days atheism is culpa levis [i.e. a minor sin], as compared with criticism of existing property relations." -- Karl Marx, Capital (1867/1906), authors prefaces to the first edition, p. 15.


"The ideas of economists and political philosophers, both when they are right and when they are wrong, are more powerful than is commonly understood. Indeed the world is ruled by little else. Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct economist." -- John M. Keynes, General Theory (1936), p. 383.


"[T]here is hardly an anthropological or sociological assumption---whether explicit or implicit---contained in the philosophy of economic
liberalism that has not been refuted." -- Karl Polanyi, The Great Transformation (1944/2001), p. 277.


"When you get to what these guys call the institutions responsible for 'the indoctrination of the young,' the schools and the universities, at that point it becomes somewhat more subtle. By and large, in the schools and universities people believe they’re telling the truth. The way that works, with rare exceptions, is that you cannot make it through these institiutions unless you've accepted the indoctrination." -- Noam Chomsky, Chronicles of Dissent (1992), excerpt.


"Mexico was the star pupil. It did everything right, and religiously followed the World Bank and IMF's prescriptions. It was called another great economic miracle, and it probably was ... for the rich. But for most of the Mexican people, it's been a complete disaster." -- Noam Chomsky, The Common Good (1998), p. 78.


"Leading active members of today's economics profession, the generation presently in their 40s and 50s, have joined together into a kind of politburo for correct economic thinking. As a general rule — as one might expect from a gentleman's club — this has placed them on the wrong side of every important policy issue, and not just recently but for decades. They predict disaster where none occurs. They deny the possibility of events that then happen. They offer a "rape is like the weather" fatalism about an "inevitable" problem (pay inequality) that then starts to recede. They oppose the most basic, decent, and sensible reforms, while offering placebos instead. They are always surprised when something untoward (like a recession) actually occurs. And when finally they sense that some position cannot be sustained, they do not re-examine their ideas. Instead, they simply change the subject." -- James K. Galbraith, in "How the Economists Got It Wrong" (2001).


"Washington Consensus ... The hallmark of this neoliberal (that is, pro-creditor and pro-monopoly) program was a monetary drain that has obliged debtor countries to sell off their public domain on credit to insiders (crony capitalism) and foreign buyers, while “freeing capital flows”. That is, permitting capital flight without limit. ...

Countries not obeying the Washington Consensus faced the prospect of being isolated as international pariahs, subject to sanctions such as those imposed on Cuba, Libya and North Korea. Meanwhile, the United States has retained its agricultural and industrial protectionism but opposed such policies abroad. This double standard has thwarted the drive by other countries to achieve their own national self-determination in industry, agriculture and trade." -- Michael Hudson, Global Fracture (2003), introduction.


"Milton Friedman got famous for promoting the idea that there’s no such thing as a free lunch, when Wall Street knows quite well that this is what the economy is all about. It’s all about how to get a free lunch, with risks picked up by the government. No wonder they back economists who deny that there’s any such thing!" -- Michael Hudson, in "Rewriting Economic Thought" (2015).


"The trouble is not so much that macroeconomists say things that are inconsistent with the facts. The real trouble is that other economists do not care that the macroeconomists do not care about the facts. ... It is sad to recognize that economists who made such important scientific contributions in the early stages of their careers followed a trajectory that took them away from science. ... But science and the spirit of the enlightenment are the most important human accomplishments." -- Romer, Paul, "The Trouble with Macroeconomics" (2016), p. 22.


"this hypothetical shareholder that only cares about what happens to the share price of one company tomorrow ... that hypothetical entity is a functional psychopath -- shortsighted, opportunistic and willing to exploit employees, self-destructive ..., unconcerned about the welfare of other people, the future generations of the planet. The problem is that the business people are under pressure to run their corporations according to this psychopathic ideal. ... It's a system that is now structurally designed to produce results that are bad for almost all of us." -- Lynn Stout, panel discussion (2016), starting at 0:50.


"When the Swedish central bank had to decide who would win the 2013 Nobel prize in economics, it was torn between Shiller’s claim that markets frequently got the price wrong and Fama’s insistence that markets always got the price right. Thus it opted to split the difference and gave both men the medal – a bit of Solomonic wisdom that would have elicited howls of laughter had it been a science prize. In economic theory, very often, you believe what you want to believe – and as with any act of faith, your choice of heads or tails will as likely reflect sentimental predisposition as scientific assessment." John Rapley, "How economics became a religion" (2017).


"U.S. neoliberal policy via the IMF imposes austerity and opposes debt writedowns. Its economic model pretends that debtor countries can pay any volume of dollar debt simply by reducing wages to squeeze more income out of the labor force to pay foreign creditors. This ignores the fact that solving the domestic “budget problem” by taxing local revenue still faces the “transfer problem” of converting it into dollars or other hard currencies in which most international debt is denominated. The result is that the IMF’s “stabilization” programs actually destabilize and impoverish countries forced into following its advice.

IMF loans support pro-U.S. regimes such as Ukraine, and subsidize capital flight by supporting local currencies long enough to enable U.S. client oligarchies to flee their currencies at a pre-devaluation exchange rate for the dollar. When the local currency finally is allowed to collapse, debtor countries are advised to impose anti-labor austerity. This globalizes the class war of capital against labor while keeping debtor countries on a short U.S. financial leash." -  Michael Hudson, 2019, "U.S. Economic Warfare and Likely Foreign Defenses", CounterPunch.



"Der größte Teil des Welthandels, der größte Teil der Waren, die weltweit verkauft werden, wird zwischen Konzernteilen verkauft und nicht zwischen Konzernen und Konsumenten" -- Doku Steuerfrei - Wie Konzerne Europas Kassen plündern, (18:00)


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The problem with oftentimes neoclassical and neoliberal orthodox or mainstream economics (also see this introductory paper) is, simply put, that it is outdated and much more of an ideology or even religion (by the 1%, for the 1%) than a science (by the 100%, for the 100%). The cure for this is a switch to GCS-relevant heterodox or (9) Alternative Economy and Economics which revolves around key concepts or disciplines such as anti-capitalism and post-capitalism, anti tax avoidance, anti tax evasion, behavioral economics, common good economics, complexity economics, degrowth, distributism, ecological economics, ecological modernization, economic anthropology, economic democracy, economic pluralism, economic sustainability, Equilibrismus, evonomics(!), Freiwirtschaft, global/international political economy, green economy, international political economy, neuroeconomics, new economic thinking, sharing economy/collaborative commons, sustainability, sustainable development, sustainable economy, tragedy of the anticommons, unpaid work.


Among the Nobel or Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences laureates who support this kind of new economic thinking in various ways we have so far included Amartya Sen (1998), Joseph E. Stiglitz (2001), Daniel Kahnemann (2002) and Elinor Ostrom (2009) and their works in our bibliography. Our overall editorial top pick, however, is Michael Hudson, a famous critic of finance capitalism.


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Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)

Center for Sustainable Economy

Club of Rome (International)

Corporate Tax Haven Index

Degrowth "Research and actions to consume less and share more"

Demonocracy "Economic Infographics"

Development Alternatives by Ashok Khosla "eco-solutions for people and the planet"

Equilibrism "Let us work with nature, not against it"

Evolution Institute

Evonomics "the next evolution of economics"

FACT Coalition "Financial Accountability & Corporate Transparency"

Financial Secrecy Index

Global Alliance for Tax Justice

Institute for New Economic Thinking (-> Economics of Sustainability Research and Programme) (youtube)

International Student Initiative for Pluralism in Economics (ISIPE) (facebook)

Michael Hudson "On finance, real estate and the powers of neoliberalism"

naked capitalism "Fearless commentary on finance, economics, politics and power"

New Economics Foundation (NEF) "economics as if people and the planet mattered" (facebook)

New Economic Perspectives (bookstore)

New Weather Institute

Rethinking Economics (RE)

Roosevelt Institute "Reimagine the Rules"

Share the World's Resources (STWR)

Sustainable Communities Online "for a more sustainable future"

Sustainable Development Solutions Network "A global initiative for the United Nations"

Tax Justice Network

The Earth Institute at Columbia University "Science and Sustainability"

The Zeitgeist Movement (international chapters)

Thwink.org "Finding and Resolving the Root Causes of the Sustainability Problem"

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) -> Green Economy

Worldwatch Institute "Vision for a Sustainable World"



Deutscher Sprachraum

Club of Vienna

Equilibrismus "Lasst uns mit der Natur wirtschaften und nicht gegen sie"

Gemeinwohl Ökonomie "Ein ethisches Wirtschaftsmodell" (Video) -> Nationale und regionale Gruppen, besonders in AT, CH, DE

Heinrich Böll Stiftung "Die grüne politische Stiftung" -> Wirtschaft und Soziales

Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik

Silvio Gesell

Sustainable Europe Research Institute (SERI)

Wirtschaft ist Care

Wissensmanufaktur "Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung und Gesellschaftspolitik"



BEIGEWUM "Beirat für gesellschafts-, wirtschafts- und umweltpolitische Alternativen"


Erhard Glötzl Vorträge


Ökosoziales Forum AT

Ökosoziales Studierendenforum "Für eine global gerechte Gesellschaft, die sich in Einklang mit der Umwelt entwickelt"

Gradido "Natürliche Ökonomie des Lebens"

Grüne Wirtschaft (-> Termine)

Institute for Ecological Economics


Philiana "practicing associative economy"

plenum "sustainability - change - impact"

Sonnenzeit "Wirtschaft für ein gutes Leben" (pdf in English)

The Zeitgeist Movement AT



Forschungsinstitut für gesellschaftliche Weiterentwicklung (FGW) -> Themenbereich Neues ökonomisches Denken


Forum Ökologisch-Soziale Marktwirtschaft (FÖS)

generation jetzt

Netzwerk Steuergerechtigkeit

The Zeitgeist Movement DE


verteilungsfrage.org "Zur Politik und Ökonomie der Ungleichheit"


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Books and Articles


Bookstaber, Richard, 2007, A Demon of Our Own Design: Markets, Hedge Funds, and the Perils of Financial Innovation, Wiley.

Bookstaber, Richard, 2017, The End of Theory: Financial Crises, the Failure of Economics, and the Sweep of Human Interaction, Princeton University Press.


Brzezicka, Justyna & Wiśniewski, Radoslaw, 2014, “Homo Oeconomicus and Behavioral Economics”, Contemporary Economics, 8(4), 353–364.


Blyth, Mark, 2012, Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea, Oxford University Press.


Chang, Ha-Joon, list of publications

Chang, Ha-Joon, 2001, Joseph Stiglitz and the World Bank: The Rebel Within, Anthem Press.

Chang, Ha-Joon, 2002, Globalization, Economic Development and the Role of the State, Zed Books.

Chang, Ha-Joon, 2002, Kicking Away the Ladder: Development Strategy in Historical Perspective, Anthem Press.

Chang, Ha-Joon (ed.), 2003, Rethinking Development Economics, Anthem Press.

Chang, Ha-Joon, 2007, Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism, Bloomsbury Press.

Chang, Ha-Joon, 2011, 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism, Bloomsbury Press.


Chouinard, Yvon, Ellison, Jib, Ridgway, Rick, 2011, "The Sustainable Economy", Harvard Business Review (October).


Club of Rome/Meadows, Donella H.; Meadows, Dennis L.; Randers, Jørgen; and Behrens, William W. III, 1972, The Limits to Growth, Potomac Associates.

Club of Rome/King, Alexander; Schneider, Bertrand, 1991, The First Global Revolution, Pantheon.

Club of Rome/Bardi, Ugo, 2016, The Seneca Effect: Why Growth is Slow but Collapse is Rapid, Springer.

Club of Rome/Weizsäcker, Ernst von; Wijkman, Anders, 2017,  Come On! Capitalism, Short-terminism, Population and the Destruction of the Planet, Springer.


Cooper, George, articles at Evonomics.

Cooper, George, 2008, The Origin of Financial Crises: Central Banks, Credit Bubbles, and the Efficient Market Fallacy, Harriman House/Vintage Books.

Cooper, George, 2014, Money, Blood and Revolution: How Darwin and the doctor of King Charles I could turn economics into a science (interview), Harriman House.

Cooper, George, 2016, Fixing Economics: The story of how the dismal science was broken - and how it could be rebuilt, Harriman House.


Coyle, Diane, list of publications.

Coyle, Diane, 2000, Governing the World Economy, Polity.

Coyle, Diane, 2011, The Economics of Enough: How to Run the Economy as If the Future Matters, Princeton University Press.

Coyle, Diane, 2014, GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History, Princeton University Press.

Daly, Herman E., 2005, "Economics in a Full World", Scientific American, 293, 100-107.


Earle, Joe; Moran, Cahal; Ward-Perkins, Zach, 2016, The Econocracy: The perils of leaving economics to the experts, Manchester University Press.


Foroohar, Rana, 2016, Makers and Takers, Crown Business.


Fresco, Jacque, 2015, The Best That Money Can't Buy: Beyond Politics, Poverty & War, The Venus Project.


Galbraith, James K., 2001, "How the Economists Got It Wrong", The American Prospect.

Galbraith, James K., 2006, Unbearable Cost: Bush, Greenspan and the Economics of Empire, Palgrave-MacMillan.

Galbraith, James K., 2008, The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too, New York: The Free Press.

Galbraith, James K., 2014, The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth, Simon & Schuster.

Galbraith, James K., 2016, Inequality: What Everyone Needs to Know, Oxford University Press. (interview)

Galbraith, James K., 2016, Welcome to the Poisoned Chalice: The Destruction of Greece and the Future of Europe, Yale University Press. (interv.)


Galbraith, John K., 1958/1998, The Affluent Society, Mariner Books.

Galbraith, John K., 1992, The Culture of Contentment, Mariner Books.

Galbraith, John K., 2001, The Essential Galbraith, Mariner Books.

Galbraith, John K., 2004, The Economics of Innocent Fraud: Truth for Our Times, Houghton Mifflin.


Giller, Herbert, 2015, What Comes After Capitalism? The Manifesto of Moral Solidarity, Edition Moralsolid.


Graeber, David, 2018, Bullshit Jobs: A Theory, Simon & Schuster.

Graeber, David, 2018, "Bullshit jobs: why they exist and why you might have one", Vox, May 8, 2018.


Greider, William, 2003, The Soul of Capitalism: Opening Paths to a Moral Economy, New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.


Haering, Norbert & Douglas, Niall, 2012, Economists and the Powerful: Convenient Theories, Distorted Facts, Ample Rewards, Anthem Press.


Herman, Edward S., 1995/1999, Triumph of the Market: Essays on Economics, Politics, and the Media, Boston: South End Press.


Harich, Jack (Thwink.org), 2011, Common Property Rights: A Process Driven Approach to Solving the Complete Sustainability Problem (videos), Lulu Press.


Harvey, David, 2001, Spaces of Capital: Towards a Critical Geography, New York: Routledge.

Harvey, David, 2006, The Limits to Capital, new and fully updated edition (free first edition from 1982), Verso.

Harvey, David, 2010, A Companion to Marx's Capital, Verso.

Harvey, David, 2014, Seventeen Contradictions and the End of Capitalism, Profile Books.Harvey, David, 2017, Marx, Capital and the Madness of Economic Reason, Profile Books.


Hickel, Jason; Kirk, Martin, 2017, "Are You Ready To Consider That Capitalism Is The Real Problem?", FastCompany, July 11, 2017.

Hickel, Jason, 2018, "Why Growth Can't Be Green", Foreign Policy, Sept. 12, 2018.


Hilferding, Rudolf, 1910/1981, Finance Capital: A Study of the Latest Phase of Capitalist Development, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul.


Hudson, Michael, (books, articles, interviews, speeches, biographic article by P. C. Roberts)

Hudson, Michael, 1972/2003, Super Imperialism: The Economic Strategy of American Empire, 2nd Edition, London: Pluto Press.

Hudson, Michael, 1977/2003, Global Fracture: The New International Economic Order, 2nd Edition, University of Michigan Press.

Hudson, Michael, 1998, "Finance Capitalism v. Industrial Capitalism", Contribution to The Other Canon Conference on Production Capitalism vs. Financial Capitalism, Oslo, September 3-4, 1998.

Hudson, Michael, 2009, Trade, Development and Foreign Debt, ISLET.

Hudson, Michael, 2012, The Bubble and Beyond: Fictitious Capital, Debt Deflation and Global Crisis, ISLET.

Hudson, Michael, 2012, Finance Capitalism and Its Discontents, interviews and speeches, 2003 -- 2012,

Hudson, Michael, 2015, Finance as Warfare, World Economic Association Books.

Hudson, Michael, 2015, Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy, ISLET/CounterPunch Books.

Hudson, Michael, 2015, "Rewriting Economic Thought", interview on CounterPunch Radio - Episode 19 (aired Sept. 21, 2015).

Hudson, Michael, 2017, J Is for Junk Economics: An A to Z Guide to the Economics of Reality and Fiction, ISLET.


Jacobs, Michael (publications) & Mazzucato, Mariana (eds.), 2016, Rethinking Capitalism: Economics and Policy for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth, a The Political Quarterly Monograph, Wiley-Blackwell.


Johnson, Eric Michael, 2015, "Chimpanzees Prove That Elites Don’t Understand Darwin’s Message About Cooperation", Evonomics, Nov. 19, 2015.


Joseph, Peter, 2017, The New Human Rights Movement: Reinventing the Economy to End Oppression, BenBella Books. (video)


Kahnemann, Daniel (publications) & Tversky, Amos, 1979, "Prospect Theory: An Analysis of Decision under Risk", Econometrica, 47(2), 263–291.

Kahneman, Daniel & Tversky, Amos, 1981, "The framing of decisions and the psychology of choice", Science, 211(4481), 453--458.


Kavanagh, Jim, 2018, "Behind the Money Curtain: A Left Take on Taxes, Spending and Modern Monetary Theory", Counterpunch, Jan. 22, 2018.

Keen, Steve, 2011, Debunking Economics: The Naked Emperor Dethroned?, revised and expanded edition, Zed Books.


Keynes, John M., 1936, The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money, Palgrave McMillan.


Kirk, Martin, 2017, "Capitalism's excesses belong in the dustbin of history. What's next is up to us", The Guardian, Aug. 1, 2017.


Klein, Naomi, 2008, The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.


Luxemburg, Rosa, 1913, The Accumulation of Capital,


Marx, Karl F., 1867/1906, Capital: A Critique of Political Economy, translated from the third German edition, revised and amplified according to the fourth German edition, New York: Random House.

(Marx and Engels archive)


Mason, Paul, 2009, Meltdown: The End of the Age of Greed, London: Verso.

Mason, Paul, 2015, PostCapitalism: A Guide to our Future, Penguin.


Milanovic, Branko, 2010, The Haves and the Have-Nots: A Brief and Idiosyncratic History of Global Inequality, Basic Books.

Milanovic, Branko, 2016, Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization, Harvard University Press.


Moran, Cahal; Orrell, David and Rapley, John; 2018, "Criticism of economics isn’t ‘dangerous’. But a stubborn monoculture is", openDemocracyUK, Feb. 6, 2018.


Orrell, David, 2008, The Other Side of the Coin: The Emerging Vision of Economics and Our Place in The World, Key Porter.

Orrell, David, 2010, Economyths: 10 Ways Economics Gets It Wrong, Key Porter.


Ostrom, Elinor, 1990, Governing the Commons: The Evolution of Institutions for Collective Action, Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Ostrom, Elinor; Walker, James M.; Gardner, Roy, 1994, Rules, Games, and Common-Pool Resources, Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Ostrom, Elinor; Walker, James M., 2003, Trust and Reciprocity: Interdisciplinary Lessons from Experimental Research, New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Ostrom, Elinor, 2005, Understanding Institutional Diversity, Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Ostrom, Elinor; Hess, Charlotte (eds.), 2006, Understanding Knowledge as a Commons: From Theory to Practice, Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press.

Ostrom, Elinor; Kanbur, Ravi; Guha-Khasnobis, Basudeb (eds.), 2007, Linking the Formal and Informal Economy: Concepts and Policies, Oxford: Oxford University Press.


Parenti, Michael, 2015, Profit Pathology and Other Indecencies, Routledge.


Patel, Raj, 2010, The Value of Nothing: How to Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy, Picador.


PCES, 2017, "PCES Myth Busting: Overthrowing the Department", PCES, Dec. 15, 2017.


Piketty, Thomas, 2014, Capital in the 21st Century, Harvard University Press.

Piketty, Thomas, 1997/2015, The Economics of Inequality (L´Économie des inégalités), Harvard University Press.

Piketty, Thomas, 2016, Why Save the Bankers?, Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.


Pilling, David, 2018, The Growth Delusion: The Wealth and Well-Being of Nation, Bloomsbury Publishing.


Polanyi, Karl, 2001 [1944], The Great Transformation: The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time, 2nd edition, foreword by Joseph E. Stiglitz, Boston: Beacon Press.


Rapley, John, 2017, "How economics became a religion", The Guardian, July 11, 2017.


Raworth, Kate, 2017, Doughnut Economics: Seven Ways to Think Like a 21st-Century Economist, Random House Business Books.


Rethinking Economics, 2017, "33 Theses for an Economics Reformation"


Rifkin, Jeremy, 2011, The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World, Palgrave Macmillan.

Rifkin, Jeremy, 2014, The Zero Marginal Cost Society:The internet of things, the collaborative commons, and the eclipse of capitalism, Palgrave Macmillan.


Roberts, David, 2013, "None of the world’s top industries would be profitable if they paid for the natural capital they use", grist, Apr 17, 2013.


Rochon, Louis-Philippe; Vallet, Guillaume, 2017, Are universities’ economics departments getting left behind?, The Globe and Mail, Jan 7, 2018.


Rodrik, Dani, 1997, Has Globalization Gone Too Far?, Columbia University Press.

Rodrik, Dani, 2015, Economics Rules: Why Economics Works, When It Fails, and How To Tell The Difference, Oxford University Press.


Romer, Paul, 2016, "The Trouble with Macroeconomics", forthcoming in The American Economist.


Sachs, Jeffrey D., 2008, Common Wealth: Economics for a Crowded Planet, Penguin.

Sachs, Jeffrey D., 2011, The Price of Civilization: Reawakening American Virtue and Prosperity, Random House/Bodley Head.


Schumpeter, Joseph, 1942/2003, Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, Routledge.


Sedláček, Tomáš, 2011, Economics of Good and Evil. The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street, Oxford University Press.


Sen, Amartya, 1977, "Rational Fools: A Critique of the Behavioral Foundations of Economic Theory", Philosophy & Public Affairs, 6(4), 317-344.



Standing, Guy, 2009, Work after Globalization: Building Occupational Citizenship, Edward Elgar Publishing.

Standing, Guy, 2011, The Precariat: The New Dangerous Class, Bloomsbury.

Standing, Guy, 2014, A Precariat Charter: From Denizens to Citizens, Bloomsbury.

Standing, Guy, 2016, "The 5 biggest lies of global capitalism"

Standing, Guy, 2016, The Corruption of Capitalism: Why rentiers thrive and work does not pay, Biteback Publishing.


Stiglitz, Joseph, (books, papers, articles & op-eds, speeches & audio & video)

Stiglitz, Joseph, 2018, "Beyond GDP", Project Syndicate, Dec. 3, 2018



Stout, Lynn, 2010, Cultivating Conscience: How Good Laws Make Good People, Princeton University Press.

Stout, Lynn, 2012, The Shareholder Value Myth: How Putting Shareholders First Harms Investors, Corporations, and the Public, Berrett-Koehler Publishers.

Stout, Lynn, 2016, "Does Wall Street Do God's Work? Or Even Anything Useful?", Evonomics.com.


Strange, Susan, 1986, Casino Capitalism,

Strange, Susan, 1996, The Retreat of the State:  The Diffusion of Power in the World Economy,

Strange, Susan, 1998, Mad Money: When Markets Outgrow Governments,


Streeck, Wolfgang, 2011, "The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism", New Left Review 71, September-October 2011.

Streeck, Wolfgang, 2016, How Will Capitalism End?: Essays on a Failing System, Verso Books.

Streeck, Wolfgang, 2017, "The Return of the Repressed", New Left Review 104, March-April 2017.

Streeck, Wolfgang, 2017, Buying Time: The Delayed Crisis of Democratic Capitalism, 2nd Edition, Verso Books.


Sukhdev, Pavan, 2010, TEEB, "The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Ecological and Economic Foundations." Earthscan, London and Washington (2010)

Corporation 2020: Transforming Business For Tomorrow's World. Washington, DC: Island Press, 2012.


Thaler, Richard, 1992, The Winner's Curse: Paradoxes and Anomalies of Economic Life, Princeton University Press.

Thaler, Richard (ed.), 1993, Advances in Behavioral Finance, New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Thaler, Richard, 1994, Quasi Rational Economics, New York: Russell Sage Foundation.

Thaler, Richard,  2005, Advances in Behavioral Finance, Volume II, Princeton University Press.

Thaler, Richard,  2015, Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics, New York: W. W. Norton & Company.


TZM Lecture Team, 2014, The Zeitgeist Movement Defined: Realizing a New Train of Thought, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform


Varoufakis, Yanis, 1998, Foundations of Economics: A Beginner's Companion, Routledge.

Varoufakis, Yanis, Hargreaves, Shaun P., 2004, Game Theory: A critical text, 2nd edition, Routledge.

Varoufakis, Yanis, Halevi, Joseph & Theocarakis, Nicholas, 2011, Modern Political Economy: Making Sense of the Post-2008 World, Routledge.

Varoufakis, Yanis, 2013, Economic Indeterminacy: A personal encounter with the economists’ peculiar nemesis, Routledge.

Varoufakis, Yanis, 2015, The Global Minotaur: America, Europe and the Future of the Global Economy, 2nd edition, with a foreword by Paul Mason, Zed Books.

Varoufakis, Yanis, 2016, And the Weak Suffer What They Must?, Bodley Head.


Wilson, David S.; Hessen, Dag O., 2015, "How Norway Proves Laissez-faire Economics Is Not Just Wrong, It’s Toxic," Evonomics, Oct. 24, 2015.


Wolff, Ernst, 2014, Pillaging the World: The History and Politics of the IMF, Tectum.


Bayer, Kurt, 2018, "Alles wieder ok an den Börsen?", attac.at, 15. Feb. 2018.


Binswanger, Hans Christoph, 2010, Geld und Magie: Eine ökonomische Deutung von Goethes Faust, Murmann.

Binswanger, Hans Christoph, 2013, Die Wachstumsspirale: Geld, Energie und Imagination in der Dynamik des Marktprozesse, 4., durchgesehene Auflage, Metropolis.


Club of Rome/Meadows, Donella H.; Meadows, Dennis L.; Randers, Jørgen; and Behrens, William W. III, 1972, The Limits to Growth, Potomac Associates.

Club of Rome/Weizsäcker, Ernst von; Lovins, Amory und Lovins, Hunter, 1995, Faktor Vier: Doppelter Wohlstand - halbierter Naturverbrauch, Droemer Knaur.

Club of Rome/Bardi, Ugo, 2017, Der Seneca-Effekt: Warum Systeme kollabieren und wie wir damit umgehen können, Springer.

Club of Rome/Weizsäcker, Ernst von; Wijkman, Anders, 2017, Wir sind dran: Was wir ändern müssen, wenn wir bleiben wollen. Eine neue Aufklärung für eine volle Welt, Gütersloher Verlagshaus.


Club of Vienna (Hg.), 2016, Arbeit: Wohl oder Übel? Diagnosen und Utopien, Wien: Mandelbaum Verlag.


Felber, Christian, Artikel und Vorträge

Felber, Christian, 2009 (2006), 50 Vorschläge für eine gerechtere Welt: Gegen Konzernmacht und Kapitalismus, 8. Auflage, Wien: Deuticke.

Felber, Christian, 2009, Kooperation statt Konkurrenz: 10 Schritte aus der Krise, Wien: Deuticke.

Felber, Christian, 2013 (2008), Neue Werte für die Wirtschaft: Eine Alternative zu Kommunismus und Kapitalismus, 4. Auflage, Wien: Deuticke.

Felber, Christian, 2014, Freihandelsabkommen TTIP, Hanser Box.

Felber, Christian, 2014, Die Gemeinwohl-Ökonomie, überarbeitete Neuauflage, Wien: Deuticke.

Felber, Christian, 2017, Ethischer Welthandel: Alternativen zu TTIP, WTO & Co, Wien: Deuticke.


Freystedt, Volker; Bihl, Eric, 2005, Equilibrismus: Neue Konzepte statt Reformen für eine Welt im Gleichgewicht, Signum Verlag.


Gesell, Silvio, 1916, Die natürliche Wirtschaftsordnung durch Freigeld und Freiland, Selbstverlag.

"Eine Wirtschaftsordnung ohne Zinsen", Sein.


Giller, Herbert, 2012/2014, Was kommt nach dem Kapitalismus? Das moralisch-solidarische Manifest, Edition Moralsolid.


Haering, Norbert, 2010, Markt und Macht: Was Sie schon immer über die Wirtschaft wissen wollten, aber bisher nicht erfahren sollten, Schäffer/Poeschel.


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