The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance

The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance

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by Russell Roberts
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262681358

ISBN-13: 9780262681353

Pub. Date: 03/07/2002

Publisher: MIT Press

A love story that embraces the business and economic issues of the day?

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

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A love story that embraces the business and economic issues of the day?

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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262681353
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
03/07/2002
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
282
Sales rank:
311,463
Product dimensions:
5.37(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.75(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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The Invisible Heart: An Economic Romance 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Russell Roberts is the best economics, business writer I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Read this book, then immediately went out and bought-then read his other books. He is just incredible in how he breaks down the most difficult factors in the topic of Economics into a simple, easy to read, very insightful manner. Best money I have ever spent on books are those of this author---Russell Roberts --- he is real -- he hold a PHD in Economics from one of worlds top Unviversities (University of Chicago)! Read Russell Roberts--- he will change your life perspective for the better!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anyone interested in how our economy works, how money is spent, how things in the globalized business world workds --- read this book. This is the best book I have ever read. Period!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Simply the best business, economics book ever written. Superb, #1 nonfiction book I have ever read. Russell Roberts, PhD is a genius, great-great book. Exceptional.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Invisible Heart by Russell Roberts is the best Economics book written in the past 50 years. Very highly recommended to anyone, learned a lot, very well researched, insightful, best writing I have ever encountered.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Seattlereviewer More than 1 year ago
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Four reasons to read this book: 1) It's a light-hearted love story with a twist. 2) You can read it in an hour or two, and you won't want to put it down. 3) It answers the age-old question of why cleaners charge more to clean women's shirts. 4) It contains some understandable lessons about the rationale for free-markets. [Note: If you're inclined to oppose free markets, this book will not convince you otherwise. But it does lay out the pro-market viewpoint in a pleasing way.]
New-York-City-Reader More than 1 year ago
Top-notch writing, best economics book ever written in my view. Superlative story, insightful information, well researched, fun to read, highly recommend to anyone. Superlative book.
GalinaMorse More than 1 year ago
The most important economics book written in the last 25 years, Russell Roberts the worlds most foremost expert on the topic, takes all of the relevant information spanning centuries, and breaks it down into a fun, entertaing, insightful story! It is a wonderful book, enhance your life greatly! Learned a lot.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very clear, easy, enjoyable, insightful, exceptional regarding Economics. Best business book I have ever read, best economics book ever written, easy to read, understand, very well written. GREAT BOOK!
austintexas More than 1 year ago
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Fine book, very high class writing, very astute -- well qualified author.
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