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Moral markets : the critical role of values in the economy

Author: Paul J Zak
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on converging evidence from neuroscience, social science, biology, law, and philosophy, Moral Markets makes the case that modern market exchange works only because most people, most of the time, act virtuously. --from publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul J Zak
ISBN: 9780691135229 0691135223 9780691135236 0691135231
OCLC Number: 173502688
Description: xli, 344 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The stories markets tell: affordances for ethical behavior in free exchange / William D. Casebeer --
Free enterprise, sympathy, and virtue / Robert C. Solomon --
The status of moral emotions in consequentialist moral reasoning / Robert H. Frank --
How selfish an animal? The case of primate cooperation / Frans B.M. de Waal --
Fairness and other-regarding preferences in nonhuman primates / Sarah F. Brosnan --
The evolution of free enterprise values / Peter J. Richerson, Robert Boyd --
Building trust by wasting time / Carl Bergstrom, Ben Kerr, Michael Lachmann --
Taking conscience seriously / Lynn A. Stout --
Trustworthiness and contract / Erin Ann O'Hara --
The vital role of norms and rules in maintaining open public and private economies / David Schwab, Elinor Ostrom --
Values, mechanism design, and fairness / Oliver R. Goodenough --
Values and value: moral economics / Paul J. Zak --
Building a market: from personal to impersonal exchange / Erik O. Kimbrough, Vernon L. Smith, Bart J. Wilson --
Corporate honesty and business education: a behavioral model / Herbert Gintis, Rakesh Khurana --
What's a business for? / Charles Handy.
Responsibility: edited by Paul J. Zak ; with a foreword by Michael C. Jensen.
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