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The Darwin economy : liberty, competition, and the common good

Author: Robert H Frank
Publisher: Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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"The premise of economist Adam Smith's 'invisible hand'--a tenet of market economics--is that competitive self-interest shunts benefits to the community. But that is the exception rather than the rule, argues writer Robert H. Frank. Charles Darwin's idea of natural selection is a more accurate reflection of how economic competition works ... because individual and species benefits do not always coincide.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert H Frank
ISBN: 9780691153193 0691153191 9780691156682 0691156689
OCLC Number: 721085499
Description: xvi, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Paralysis --
Darwin's wedge --
No cash on the table --
Starve the beast, but which one? --
Putting the positional consumption beast on a diet --
Perpetrators and victims --
Efficiency rules --
It's your money --
Success and luck --
The great tradeoff --
Taxing harmful activities --
The libertarian's objections reconsidered.
Responsibility: Robert H. Frank.

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Who was the greater economist - Adam Smith or Charles Darwin? This title predicts that within the next century Darwin can unseat Smith as the intellectual founder of economics. It argues that  Read more...

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Winner of the 2012 Bronze Medal Book Award in the Economics category, Axiom Business Finalist for the 2011 Book of the Year Award in Business & Economics, ForeWord Reviews "[Frank's] arguments are Read more...

 
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