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Economics of Good and Evil : the Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street.

Author: Tomáš Sedláček; Vaclav Havel
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, 2011.
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Tomas Sedlacek has shaken the study of economics as few ever have. Named one of the "Young Guns" and one of the "five hot minds in economics" by the Yale Economic Review, he serves on the National Economic Council in Prague, where his provocative writing has achieved bestseller status. How has he done it? By arguing a simple, almost heretical proposition: economics is ultimately about good and evil. In The Economics  Read more...
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Sedlacek, Tomas.
Economics of Good and Evil : The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street.
Oxford : Oxford University Press, USA, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tomáš Sedláček; Vaclav Havel
ISBN: 9780199830619 0199830614 1283160293 9781283160292 9780199767205 0199767203 9786613160294 6613160296
OCLC Number: 735624961
Description: 1 online resource (365 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Story of Economics: From Poetry to Science; PART I: ANCIENT ECONOMICS AND BEYOND; PART II: BLASPHEMOUS THOUGHTS; Conclusion: Where the Wild Things Are; Bibliography; Index.

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A historical tour of economic ideas in world literature to examine the way societies have reconciled their moral values with economic forces.  Read more...

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A Washington Post Politics 'Must Read' * Steven Levingston * Beautifully written...A compulsive read * Samuel Brittan, Financial Times *

 
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