The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance

The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance

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by Russell Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262182106

ISBN-13: 9780262182102

Pub. Date: 02/19/2001

Publisher: MIT Press

"The Invisible Heart takes a provocative look at business, economics, and regulation through the eyes of Sam Gordon and Laura Silver, teachers at the exclusive Edwards School in Washington, D.C. Sam lives and breathes capitalism. He thinks that most government regulation is unnecessary or even harmful. He believes that success in business is a virtue. He believes that…  See more details below

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"The Invisible Heart takes a provocative look at business, economics, and regulation through the eyes of Sam Gordon and Laura Silver, teachers at the exclusive Edwards School in Washington, D.C. Sam lives and breathes capitalism. He thinks that most government regulation is unnecessary or even harmful. He believes that success in business is a virtue. He believes that our humanity flourishes under economic freedom. Laura prefers Wordsworth to the Wall Street Journal. Where Sam sees victors, she sees victims. She wants the government to protect consumers and workers from the excesses of Sam's beloved marketplace." "While Sam and Laura argue about how to make the world a better place, a parallel story unfolds across town. Erica Baldwin, the crusading head of a government watchdog agency, tries to bring Charles Krauss, a ruthless CEO, to justice. How are these two dramas connected? Why is Sam under threat of dismissal? Will Erica Baldwin find the evidence she needs? Can Laura love a man with an Adam Smith poster on his wall? The answers in The Invisible Heart give the reader a richer appreciation for how business and the marketplace transform our lives."--BOOK JACKET.

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ISBN-13:
9780262182102
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
02/19/2001
Pages:
282
Product dimensions:
5.64(w) x 8.27(h) x 0.91(d)

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Invisible Heart 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a very enjoyable novel. It's about economics and love and humanity and good and evil and a whole lot more. It is an ingenious vehicle, too, for discussing and treating very honestly some of the most challenging criticisms leveled at the free market system of economics. That, and being a very well written piece of fiction, make this an exceptional read.