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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] 2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jannett K Highfill; Patricia Podd Webber
ISBN: 9780739194539 0739194534 9780739194546 0739194542
OCLC Number: 992803202
Description: 1 online resource (193 pages)
Contents: Each person, each family --
The wisdom of families --
Elana's family network --
It's complicated, investing in yourself --
"It's not fair" --
Talk the walk --
What's luck got to do with it? --
The wisdom of families : supporting each other's decisions --
The big picture : investment decisions in context --
The wisdom of families : democracy is learned at home --
Investing in strangers --
The wisdom of families' : the most important investment --
Education : it's a social contract --
Mother jones would be pretty happy --
The best nets are more holes than rope --
Thinking harder : does "help" really help? --
The wisdom of families : good intentions and unintended consequences --
Tough love for the poor --
Tough love for the rich --
The wisdom of families : avoiding double standards --
Prosperity is an enormous achievement --
Warts and all, we are a big rich country --
Inclusive vs. extractive institutions : thinking globally --
When markets produce --
Markets and meaningful work --
Tempering markets with government policy --
The government we make --
When the challenge is healthcare --
Looking to the future --
The wisdom of families : challenge and aspiration --
Tempered optimism, humane prosperity --
Appendix 1: when you have enough to share, share wisely --
Appendix 2: concrete suggestions for sharing --
Acknowledgements --
Bibliography --
Index

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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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