The Bull & The Bewildered Herd – the first instalment of my book, Psychopath Economics – has been published and is available for download via Smashwords.
In it, I argue that the political and economic system in the West is psychopathic, having been effectively captured by a tiny elite whose only concern is the relentless increase of its share of wealth and power.
Part 1 gives an overview of the whole book before looking at today’s mainstream economic narrative as a belief system that conceals the unequal exercise of power, its consequences and the motivations of those who wield it.
Walter Lippmann’s bewildered herd
Using the market imagery of the bull, the faceless power of capital, and Walter Lippmann’s concept of the ‘bewildered herd’, Peter Batt argues that much of today’s economics narrative is the foundation for the elite’s ongoing power-grab. And neoliberalism, he claims, is its ultimate expression of economics by the psychopath, for the psychopath.
For a fuller description of the book, go here.
A free sample and the full version of Part 1 is available here. Quote code YK67Q for a 20% discount (expires on July 1). Parts 2 to 4 are due to be published over the course of this year.