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)[1]

Morals and Markets
Author Daniel Friedman
Country United States
Language English
Genre Creative nonfiction , History, Economics, Ethics, Sociology
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date
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)

Subject Matter[edit]

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.[2]

Table of Contents[edit]


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


  1. ^ Informal talks between the author and publisher arranged academic audiences (Transscripts may be aviable on request from the publisher)
  2. ^ Barns & Nobels Title Listing

External Links[edit]

[Author's Academic Research Page]