Against the Conventional Wisdom explores the reasoning and realities of free market ideology as it originally developed and now functions. The book examines the human, social, and natural consequences of "rule by the market" and the recently adopted proposals of Congress and the White House.
1. Myths and Realities of the Free Market 2. Fiscal Policy 3. International Production, Trade, and Finance 4. Jobs and Joblessness 5. Income and Wealth and Power and Poverty 6. Welfare and Social Security 7. Health, Education, and Housing 8. Environmental Deterioration 9. Expenditures on the Military and Crime 10. Needs and Possibilities