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Agency, identity, and the great crisis: A veblenian perspective (2012)
Journal Article
Wrenn, M. (2012). Agency, identity, and the great crisis: A veblenian perspective. Journal of Economic Issues, 46(2), 403-410. https://doi.org/10.2753/JEI0021-3624460215

Within neoliberalism, an individual's agency and identity are fundamentally different than at any other stage in human development. The argument set forth is that within neoliberalism, agency and identity are, respectively, falsified and fluid, which... Read More about Agency, identity, and the great crisis: A veblenian perspective.

The economic surplus as a fund for social change and post-neoliberal governance (2011)
Journal Article
Wrenn, M. (2011). The economic surplus as a fund for social change and post-neoliberal governance. Forum for Social Economics, 40(1), 99-117. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12143-010-9071-8

The central problem in capitalism today is not one of scarce resources clashing against innate, insatiable wants. Rather, the modern problem of monopoly capitalism is one of abundance of production clashing against scarcity of consumers. Indeed, su... Read More about The economic surplus as a fund for social change and post-neoliberal governance.

The inheritance of heterodox economic thought: An examination of history of economic thought textbooks (2009)
Journal Article
Wrenn, M. (2009). The inheritance of heterodox economic thought: An examination of history of economic thought textbooks. Journal of Philosophical Economics, 2(2), 78-98

The inheritance of heterodox economics hinges upon the degree to which the next generation is exposed to the history of the discipline’s thought. The potential to include heterodox thought into the curriculum presents itself most easily through hist... Read More about The inheritance of heterodox economic thought: An examination of history of economic thought textbooks.