Morals and Markets: An Evolutionary Account of the Modern World

Morals and Markets: An Evolutionary Account of the Modern World

by D. Friedman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0230600972

ISBN-13: 9780230600973

Pub. Date: 09/16/2008

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

In this book, economist and evolutionary game theorist Daniel Freidman demonstrates that our moral codes and our market systems, while often in conflict, are really devices evolved to achieve similar ends, and that society functions best when morals and markets are in balance with each other.

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In this book, economist and evolutionary game theorist Daniel Freidman demonstrates that our moral codes and our market systems, while often in conflict, are really devices evolved to achieve similar ends, and that society functions best when morals and markets are in balance with each other.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230600973
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
09/16/2008
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
261
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prologue The Savanna Code: What Good are Morals? Bazaar and Empire: How Did We Become Civilized and Start Shopping? The Great Transformation: Why is the Modern World So Rich? Utopias of Cooperation: The Rise and Fall of Communism Russia's Transition to Kleptocracy: When Markets Need Morals Japan's Bubbles and Zombies: When Morals Choke Markets Towers of Trust: The Rise (and Occasional Crash) of Financial Markets From Hudson's Bay to eBay: Why Do Some People Like Going to Work? Markets for Crime and Markets for Punishment Mullahs' Revenge: Gangs, Cults, and Anti-Terrorists Cooling the Earth: Environmental Morals and Markets Future Morals and Markets: Can This Marriage Be Saved? Appendix: Technical Details Endnotes Bibliography Index

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