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In Economics and Morality, the authors search to light up the a number of varieties of analyses referring to morality and financial habit specifically varieties of monetary structures.

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These grafts require local economies to make “structural adjustments” to shrink the public sector, privatize industry, and downsize social benefits. Many anthropologists and sociologists who work on the ground in developing societies and bear firsthand witness to the ravages of imposed neoliberal policies point out that the “freedoms” anticipated by liberal market advocates are often less apparent than the grave problems these policies have fostered—massive-scale poverty, unemployment, and increasing inequalities in health and education as well as income (Elyachar 2005: 214; Escobar 1995; Ferguson 1999, 2006: 11, 35).

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