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A Tempered and Humane Economy : Markets, Families, and Behavioral Economics

Author: Jannett K Highfill; Patricia Podd Webber
Publisher: Lanham : Lexington Books, [2015]
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This book challenges economists to bring the insights of behavioral economics into their reflections on the macroeconomy as well as on individual decision-making and it challenges everyone, economist and layperson alike, to bring the wisdom they learn from their families out into the larger economic world.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Highfill, Jannett K.
Tempered and humane economy
(DLC) 2014043998
(OCoLC)892878658
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jannett K Highfill; Patricia Podd Webber
ISBN: 9780739194546 0739194542
OCLC Number: 899158532
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages)
Contents: I: Each Person, Each Family; 1 The Wisdom of Families; 2 Elana's Family Network; 3 It's Complicated, Investing in Yourself; 4 "It's Not Fair"; 5 Talk the Walk; 6 What's Luck Got To Do With It?; 7 The Wisdom of Families-Supporting Each Other's Decisions; II: The Big Picture: Investment Decisions in Context; 8 The Wisdom of Families-Democracy Is Learned at Home; 9 Investing in Strangers; 10 The Wisdom of Families-The Most Important Investment; 11 Education-It's a Social Contract; 12 Mother Jones Would Be Pretty Happy; 13 The Best Nets Are More Holes Than Rope. III: Thinking Harder: Does "Help" Really Help?14 The Wisdom of Families-Good Intentions and Unintended Consequences; 15 Tough Love for the Poor; 16 Tough Love for the Rich; 17 The Wisdom of Families-Avoiding Double Standards; IV: Prosperity is an Enormous Achievement; 18 Warts and All, We Are a Big Rich Country; 19 Inclusive vs. Extractive Institutions-Thinking Globally; 20 When Markets Produce; 21 Markets and Meaningful Work; V: Tempering Markets and Government Policy; 22 The Government We Make; 23 When the Challenge Is Healthcare; VI: Looking to the Future. 24 The Wisdom of Families-Challenge and Aspiration25 Tempered Optimism, Humane Prosperity; Appendix 1: When You Have Enough to Share, Share Wisely; Appendix 2: Concrete Suggestions for Sharing; Acknowledgments; Bibliography; Index; About the Authors.
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The authors nicely explain and analyze the wisdom and discipline that emerge from families and from markets. The book provides a very readable account of many issues pertaining to poverty and Read more...

 
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