Morals and Markets

An Evolutionary Account of the Modern World

Authors: Friedman, D.

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In this book, economist and evolutionary game theorist Daniel Freidman 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.

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DANIEL FRIEDMAN is Professor of Economics at UC Santa Cruz, USA.

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'Anyone interested in markets and morals, perhaps the central issue of our time, should read this very interesting and thoughtful book.' - Tyler Cowen, Professor of Economics, George Mason University, USA

'The message markets plus moral is excellent, it is consonant with behavioral game theory's results, including experiments with small-scale societies, and with McCloskey's recent book on bourgeois morality. But, Friedman's message is simpler and clearer.' - Herbert Gintis, Santa Fe Institute, Central Europe University (Budapest), Hungary

'I have been waiting for someone to write this book for a long time. Its use of historical anecdotes to explain why one cannot divorce a society's economics from its social contract is utterly convincing.' - Ken Binmore, Professor Emeritus, University College London, UK

'This book expertly addresses the most important issues confronting the continued evolution of morals and instituions for human socioeconomic betterment.' - Vernon L. Smith, George L. Argyros Chair in Finance& Economics, Chapman University, USA


Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Morals and Markets
Book Subtitle
An Evolutionary Account of the Modern World
Authors
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Daniel Friedman
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-61498-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230614987
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-60097-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-37051-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 261
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