One hundred years ago the idea of 'the economy' didn't exist. Now, improving the economy has come to be seen as perhaps the
most important task facing modern societies. Politics and policymaking are conducted in the language of economics and economic
logic shapes how political issues are thought about and addressed. The result is that the majority of citizens, who cannot
speak this language, are locked out of politics while political decisions are increasingly devolved to experts. The econocracy
explains how economics came to be seen this way - and the damaging consequences. It opens up the discipline and demonstrates
its inner workings to the wider public so that the task of reclaiming democracy can begin. -- .