Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner? : A Story About Women and Economics, Paperback Book

Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner? : A Story About Women and Economics Paperback



Adam Smith, the founder of modern economics, believed that our actions stem from self-interest and the world turns because of financial gain.

But every night Adam Smith's mother served him his dinner, not out of self-interest but out of love.Today, economics focuses on self-interest and excludes our other motivations.

It disregards the unpaid work of mothering, caring, cleaning and cooking and its influence has spread from the market to how we shop, think and date.

In this engaging takedown of the economics that has failed us, Katrine Marcal journeys from Adam Smith's dinner table to the recent financial crisis and shows us how different, how much better, things could be.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Granta Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Feminism & feminist theory
  • ISBN: 9781846275661



Free delivery within the UK
Standard Delivery
Within the UK

Also by Katrine Marcal



Available for
immediate download



Available with free
standard delivery