ECONOMICS FOR LIFE:
An Economist Reflects on the Meaning of Life, Money and What Really Matters
One of Australia’s best-known economists, Professor Ian Harper, argues that economics is a good servant but a bad master. He observes, “The creation and acquisition of wealth has become, for many people, the sole purpose of their existence and the sole criterion of value in their lives.” Harper favours free enterprise, but warns that “markets can corrode a sense of responsibility for or belonging to one’s community, fuelling social alienation”. This lucid and stimulating book was winner of the 2011 Australian Christian Book of the Year.
Paperback, 184 pages, $29.95