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Positive linking : how networks can revolutionise the world

Author: Paul Ormerod
Publisher: London : Faber and Faber, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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According to Paul Ormerod, author of the bestselling "Butterfly Economics and Why Most Things Fail", the mechanistic viewpoint of conventional economics is drastically limited - because it cannot comprehend the vital nature of networks. As our societies become ever more dynamic and intertwined, network effects on every level are increasingly profound. 'Nudge theory' is popular, but only part of the answer. To  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Ormerod
ISBN: 9780571279197 0571279198 9780571279203 0571279201 9780571279227 0571279228 9780571279210 057127921X
OCLC Number: 799001428
Description: xi, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1 Unintended consequences --
2 'Up to a point, Lord Copper!' --
3 The shoulders of giants : Simon and Keynes --
4 Did economists go mad? --
5 Lady luck : the goddess of fortune --
6 The world is not normal --
7 Copying is the best policy --
8 All good things must come to an end --
9 What can be done.
Responsibility: Paul Ormerod.

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