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              Books by Katrine Marcal

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              Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men

              Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marcal, Katrine

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              Why didn't suitcases have wheels until 1970? Why did we once measure computer power in girl hours ? And why does only 3% of all venture capital funding go to women?

              ISBN 9780008430788
              Released NZ 7 Jul 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men

              Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men (Hardback)

              By Marcal, Katrine

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              Why didn't suitcases have wheels until 1970? Why did we once measure computer power in girl hours ? And why does only 3% of all venture capital funding go to women?

              ISBN 9780008430771
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2021
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Indent title (internationally sourced), allow 8-12 weeks
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              Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: a story about women and economics

              Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: a story about women and economics (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marcal, Katrine

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              It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we can expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest. When Adam Smith wrote that all our actions stem from self-interest and that the world turns because of financial gain, he brought to... life 'economic man'. Selfish and cynical, economic man has dominated our thinking ever since, and his influence has spread from the market to how we shop, work, and date. But every night Adam Smith's mother served him his dinner - not out of self-interest, but out of love. Today, our economics focuses on self-interest and excludes all other motivations. It disregards the unpaid work of mothering, caring, cleaning, and cooking. It insists that if women are paid less, that's because their labour is worth less. How could it be otherwise? Economics has told us a story about how the world works, and we have swallowed it - hook, line, and sinker. Now it's time to change the story. In this courageous look at the mess we're in, Katrine Marcal tackles the biggest myth of our time, and invites us to kick out economic man once and for all.
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              ISBN 9781925106527
              Published NZ 22 Apr 2015
              Publisher Scribe Publications
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              Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men
                

              Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men (Paperback)

              By Marcal, Katrine

              • RRP: $32.50
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              • Pub Date
                30 May 22

              'I am absurdly excited for this book' Caroline Criado Perez Why did it take us 5,000 years to attach wheels to a suitcase? How did bras take us to the moon? And what would the world be like if we listened to women? Bestselling author Katrine Marcal reveals the shocking ways our d...eeply ingrained ideas about gender continue to hold us back. Every day, extraordinary inventions and innovative ideas are side-lined in a world that remains subservient to men But it doesn't have to be this way. From the beginning of time, women have been pivotal to our society, offering ingenious solutions to some of our most vexing problems. More recently, it is women who have transformed the way we shop online, revolutionised the lives of disabled people and put the climate crisis at the top of the agenda. Despite these successes, we still fail to find and fund the game-changing ideas that could alter the future of our planet, giving just 3% of venture capital to female founders. Instead, ingrained ideas about men and women continue to shape our economic decisions; favouring men and leading us to the same tired set of solutions. For too long we have underestimated the consequences of sexism in our economy, and the way it holds all of us - women and men - back. Katrine Marcal's blistering critique sets the record straight and shows how, in a time of crisis, the ingenuity and intelligence of women is that very thing that can save us.
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              ISBN 9780008430818
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 30 May 2022
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              Who Cooked Adam Smith's Dinner?: A Story About Women and Economics
               

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

              By Marcal, Katrine; Translated by Vogel, Saskia

              • RRP: $29.50
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              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-inter...est 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.
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              ISBN 9781846275661
              Publisher Granta Books
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men
               

              Mother of Invention: How Good Ideas Get Ignored in an Economy Built for Men (Hardback)

              By Marcal, Katrine

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              An illuminating and maddening examination of how gender bias has skews innovation, technology, history, and work by Swedish journalist Katrine Marcal It all starts with a rolling suitcase. The wheel was invented some 5,000 years ago and the modern suitcase in the mid-nineteenth c...entury, but it wasn't until the 1970s that someone successfully married the two. What was the hold up? For writer and journalist Katrine Marcal, the answer is both shocking and simple: because real men carried their bags, no matter how heavy. There were rolling suitcases before the '70s, but they were marketed as a niche product for (the presumably few) women traveling alone, and the wheeled suitcase wasn't invented until it was no longer threatening to masculinity. Mother of Invention draws on this example and many others, from electric cars to tech billionaires, to show how gender bias stifles the economy and holds us back. Our traditional notions about men and women have delayed innovations, sometimes by hundreds of years, and have distorted our understanding of our history. While we talk about the Iron Age and the Bronze Age, we might as well talk about the Ceramic Age or the Flax Age, since these technologies were just as important. But inventions associated with women are not considered to be technology in the same way. Katrine Marcal's Mother of Invention is a fascinating examination of business, technology, and innovation through a feminist lens. Marcal takes us on a tour of the global economy, arguing that gendered assumptions dictate which businesses get funding, how we value work, and how we trace human progress. And it carries a powerful message: if we upend our biases, we can unleash our full potential, tackling climate change and wielding technology to become more human, rather than less.
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              ISBN 9781419758041
              Publisher Harry N. Abrams
              Interest Age General Audience
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