Economisation of Life

by helenefrichot

In her essay, ‘Economisation of Life’, Michele Murphy explains that ‘economy’ as we habitually use the term today tends to refer to the national economy of nation-states. This figure of “national aggregate economic activity” concretised through data collection, GNP (Gross National Product), inflation, unemployment rates, and subsequently, ‘cost of living’, and ‘consumer confidence’ is a use of the term that emerges in the 20th century. (143)