Economic Policies Considered as neutral
Even more so than other types of policies, economic policy has been considered as objective and neutral in regard to gender, race, class and other social relations. Yet critics like Waring and Shiva have argued that mainstream economic and “development” policies disproportionately and differentially affect marginalized groups. What does this discrepancy tell you about what “counts” for policy-makers? Is it possible or desirable to apply a different set of values or criteria to economic decision-making? The essay MUST refer to this documentary, easily found online, featuring Marylin Waring : “Who’s Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies, and Global Economics” (Terre Nash, NFB) Please answer each part of the question and back up claims efficiently with the documentary. No other outside sources should be used.