This page collects some references related to clarifying what The Economy should be about.
Also, see the page in this website "The Economy:" Your Money or Your Life?
Coyle, Diane. Rethinking GDP. Finance & Development,
Crawford, Susan. "Regulatory Hackers Aren't Fixing Society. They're Getting Rich." Wired, October 24, 2018.
"...what we really need to do is make sure government has the capacity and resources to ensure—using technology as a tool, but mostly through sound policy—that everyone with a belly button can lead a thriving life."
Giridharadas, Anand. Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World. Knopf, 2018. See page 256:
"The question elites refuse to ask, [Chiara Cordelli] said, is 'Why are there in the world so many people that you need to help in the first place? You should ask yourself: Have your actions contributed at all to that? Have you caused, through your actions, any harm? ..."
Hickel, Jason. Rethinking Sweatshop Economics. Foreign Policy in Focus, July 1, 2011.
Mazzucato, Mariana. The Value of Everything: Making and Taking in the Global Economy. PublicAffairs, September 2018
Review of The Value of Everything by Tim O'Reilly, Shaping the Stories that Rule Our Economy. September 2018.