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The company of strangers : a natural history of economic life

Author: Paul Seabright
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Rev. edView all editions and formats
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Showing us the strangeness, and fragility, of our everyday lives, this book includes a chapter that analyzes how the rise and fall of social trust explain the unsustainable boom in the global economy  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Seabright, Paul.
Company of strangers.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009049522
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Seabright
OCLC Number: 649914487
Awards: Short-listed for British Academy Book Prize 2004
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 376 pages)
Contents: Who's in charge? --
Man and the risks of nature --
Our violent past --
How have we tamed our violent instincts? --
How did the social emotions evolve? --
Money and human relationships --
Honor among thieves : hoarding and stealing --
Honor among bankers? : what caused the financial crisis? --
Professionalism and fulfillment in work and war --
The city, from ancient Athens to modern Manhattan --
Water : commodity or social institution? --
Prices for everything? --
Families and firms --
Knowledge and symbolism --
Exclusion : unemployment, poverty, and illness --
States and empires --
Globalization and political action --
Conclusion : how fragile is the great experiment?
Responsibility: Paul Seabright ; foreword by Daniel C. Dennett.

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One of Strategy & Business's Best Business Books for 2004 Shortlisted for the 2005 British Academy Book Prize "A brilliant book."--Martin Wolf, Financial Times "The Company of Strangers is a model of Read more...

 
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