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Michael Perelman and Bob talk economics


Michael Perelman teaches economics at California State University, Chico. He has published 19 books, including, The Confiscation of American Prosperity, Railroading Economics, Manufacturing Discontent, The Perverse Economy, and The Invention of Capitalism. Prof. Perelman's most recent book, The Invisible Handcuffs of Capitalism: How Market Tyranny Stifles the Economy by Stunting Workers, challenges mainstream economic thought to acknowledge how the capitalist context of labor, assumed as default, limits the breadth of economic inquiry, dialogue and evolution.

Prof. Perelman's is currently working on a new book entitled, Sex, Lies, and Economics: The Amazing Story of Economics and Economists Before Adam Smith, of which selected portions are available on his actively maintained blog, unsettling economics: A Progressive Look At Economics and the Rest of the Screwed Up World.