The Myth of the Rational Economist

This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of E. P. Thompson’s classic book, The Making of the English Working Class. The book chronicles the state sanctioned proletarianization of English craftworkers and artisans in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Thompson’s primary goal in writing the book was to rescue working people from the ‘enormous condescension … More The Myth of the Rational Economist