Spirits of neoliberalism: ‘Competitiveness’ and ‘wellbeing’ indicators as rival orders of worth

  title={Spirits of neoliberalism: ‘Competitiveness’ and ‘wellbeing’ indicators as rival orders of worth},
  author={William Davies and Richard Rottenburg and Sally Engle Merry and Sung-joon Park and Johanna Mugler},
Market prices are indicators of value or worth. A market is a system of indication, in which quantities of money are viewed as commensurate to the value of goods and services being traded. But is this a good system of indication? Why would we select price as our preferred indicator, and not some other indicator? These questions lead towards a ‘meta’ question, of what is valuable about the price system, and how might that be indicated. 
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