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From the Outside Looking In: Experiences in 'Barefoot' Economics

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Published 1992 by Zed Books (first published 1982)
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Artur Manfred Max-Neef, a Chilean of German descent and former UC Berkeley economics professor - who one imagines is something of a perennial outsider - recounts his crisis of faith in conventional economics through his experience as an advisor on development projects in Ecuador and Brazil. What he sees is the tragedy of multidimensional poverty perpetuated by ill fitting policies imposed by well meaning Western governments, exacerbated by the ecological crisis created by not so well meaning Wes ...more
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E.F. Schumacher was a visionary ‘green economist’ way ahead of his time when it came to the environmental consequences of capitalism. Another man way ahead of his time was the Chilean economist Manfred Max-Neef, who in 1981, at the request of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation, wrote From The Outside Looking In: Experiences In Barefoot Economics.

In the telling and personal introduction to this book, Max-Neef describes his increasing disillusion with economics, which he could see was losing what sma
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