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Screwnomics : how our economy works against women and real ways to make lasting change / Rickey Gard Diamond ; illustrations by Peaco Todd.

Diamond, Rickey Gard, 1946- (author.). Todd, Peaco, (illustrator.).
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  • ISBN: 9781631523182
  • ISBN: 163152318X
  • Physical Description: xvi, 301 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley, CA : She Writes Press, 2018.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Screwnomics ... the economic theory that women should always work for less, or better, for free"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-292, 299-300).
Formatted Contents Note:
part I. No-woman's land : economic thinking for men only: Talking dirty about dirty secrets (unpacked definitions: income, investment, interest, the informal economy, economy & ecology) ; Two kinds of men (unpacked definitions: supply & demand, aggregate supply & aggregate demand) ; Played by the players (unpacked definitions: property & assets, consumer markets, stock & commodities markets) -- part II. His latest big bust, 2008 : EconoMan keeps profits but shares costs: Learning consequences the hard way (unpacked definitions: capital, mortgage, compound interest, credit, debit, securities, the Washington consensus) ; Women's work is never done (unpacked definitions: bear & bull markets, US Treasury securities, credit cards, futures, derivatives, bankruptcy) ; A watched pot never boils (unpacked definitions: million, billions, trillions) ; No place like home (unpacked definitions: mortgage securities, TARP, redlining, due diligence, moral hazard) ; Proof of the global pudding (unpacked definitions: ratios, quintiles, the World Bank, the IMF, and WTO -- part III. His story of woman : females are for sex and food, or else: Mom's sugar bowl, 1776-1965 (unpacked definitions: opportunity cost, for-profit, nonprofit, un-profit) ; Egg money, 40,000 BCE-1965 (unpacked definitions: production, capital accumulation, consumption) ; A penny saved is a penny earned, 1965-now (unpacked definitions: Pareto efficiency, Wall Street, Main Street) -- part IV. His embodied fictions : collective bodies of nations, corporations, and labor must always perform as men at war: Out of the mouths of babes (unpacked definitions: double-entry accounting, audit, gross domestic product (GDP), UN System of National Accounts (SNA), bottom line, gross national happiness, genuine progress indicators (GPI), time accounts, SWEIs) ; His manly largeness (unpacked definitions: corporation, stock & shares, property & real estate ; She's in labor! (unpacked definitions: salary, wages, workday, workweek) -- part V. Banks and big fixes : systemic financial changes for widespread prosperity: All about money, and yes, it does grow on trees (unpacked definitions: externality, exponential growth, hedge funds) ; More than one way to skin a cat (unpacked definitions: women's banking, credit unions) ; Ending the old double standard (unpacked definitions: taxes, national spending & national debt, women's economic status, ethical investing, eroNomics) ; A real fixer-upper (unpacked definitions: US income tax, US capital gains tax) ; The personal is powerful and plentiful (unpacked definition: demurrage).
Summary, etc.:
"In our lifetime, the US has seen a major shift in dominant economic thought, yet few women can identify or talk about its influence. Screwnomics issues a wake-up call for today's women to join what has been a nearly exclusively male conversation for the past 2,500 years. It explains the sexual history of economics, and the unspoken but widely applied economic theory that females, including our mother earth, should always work for less, or better, for free. Written 'for those who only keep the whole show going, making sure everyone has clean socks,' [this book] offers readers hope for a better, more inclusive future -- and the tools to make that hope a reality"-- Page 4 of cover.
Subject: Women > United States > Economic conditions > 21st century.
Women > United States > Social conditions > 21st century.
Sex discrimination against women > United States.
Sex role in the work environment.
Genre: Nonfiction.

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