User:Aryeh M. Friedman/Morals and Markets
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Is a forth coming book that examines how morals and markets are the flip side of the same coin. Specifically the author shows how one can not exist without the other and many of the issues, the author claims almost all, modern society faces (be it war & peace, poverty, management of the environment, terrorism, etc.) can be traced to some sort of failure in the marriage between the two. He also claims that when the marriage does work it produces the most powerful force for balanced development (social, economic and political)
|Genre||Creative nonfiction , History, Economics, Ethics, Sociology|
|Sepembter 16, 2008|
|Media type||Print (Hardcover)|
|Pages||263 (first edition, hardback), 567 pp without bibliography and appendix|
|ISBN||ISBN 0-230-60097-2 (first edition, hardback)|
Economist and evolutionary game theorist Daniel Friedman demonstrates that our moral codes and our market systems-while often in conflict-are really devices evolved to achieve similar ends, and that society functions best when morals and markets are in balance with each other.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Savanna Code: What Good are Morals?
Chapter 2. Bazaar and Empire: How Did We Become Civilized and Start Shopping?
Chapter 3. The Great Transformation: Why is the Modern World So Rich?
Chapter 4. Utopias of Cooperation: The Rise and Fall of Communism
Chapter 5. Russia’s Transition to Kleptocracy: When Markets Need Morals
Chapter 6. Japan’s Bubbles and Zombies: When Morals Choke Markets
Chapter 7. Towers of Trust: The rise (and occasional crash) of financial markets
Chapter 8. From Hudson's Bay to eBay: Why Do Some People Like Going to Work?
Chapter 9. Markets for Crime and Markets for Punishment
Chapter 10. Mullahs’ Revenge: Gangs, Cults, and Anti-Terrorists
Chapter 11. Cooling the Earth: Environmental morals and markets
Chapter 12: Future Morals and Markets: Can This Marriage Be Saved?
Appendix: Technical Details
- Informal talks between the author and publisher arranged academic audiences (Transscripts may be aviable on request from the publisher)
- http://search.barnesandnoble.com/Morals-and-Markets/Daniel-Friedman/e/9780230600973 Barns & Nobels Title Listing