Critiques of the Scarcity Paradigm

  • Ayman Reda
Part of the Palgrave Studies in Islamic Banking, Finance, and Economics book series (IBFE)


This chapter surveys the views of some notable critics of the neoclassical economic paradigm of scarcity. The views examined include Karl Marx, Henry George, Thorstein Veblen, Karl Polanyi, John Kenneth Galbraith, in addition to the views of the Romantics, such as John Ruskin and Thomas Carlyle.


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  • Ayman Reda
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  1. 1.EconomicsThe University of Michigan - DearbornDearbornUSA

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