The Great In-equality.

The Great In-equality.

What sets Schutz’s book apart is that he begins with the neoclassical model of individual choice, points out that the constraints we face when choosing are at least as important as the choices, delineates the nature of these constraints and shows how they are inevitably and inexorably unequal, and then, very subtly shifts the conversation to one of class and social power, saying, in effect, that neoclassical economists ought to be ashamed of themselves for not doing this as a matter of course, as good scientists would. I wish that I had had a book like this forty years ago when I was in the process of escaping the clutches of the neoclassical monsters and finding my way into the all-embracing arms of Karl Marx.

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