The Resource The company of strangers : a natural history of economic life, Paul Seabright ; foreword by Daniel C. Dennett

The company of strangers : a natural history of economic life, Paul Seabright ; foreword by Daniel C. Dennett

Label
The company of strangers : a natural history of economic life
Title
The company of strangers
Title remainder
a natural history of economic life
Statement of responsibility
Paul Seabright ; foreword by Daniel C. Dennett
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The Company of Strangers shows us the remarkable strangeness, and fragility, of our everyday lives. This completely revised and updated edition includes a new chapter analyzing how the rise and fall of social trust explain the unsustainable boom in the global economy over the past decade and the financial crisis that succeeded it. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, history, psychology, and literature, Paul Seabright explores how our evolved ability of abstract reasoning has allowed institutions like money, markets, cities, and the banking system to provide the foundations of socia
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
306.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
HM708
LC item number
.S43 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The company of strangers : a natural history of economic life, Paul Seabright ; foreword by Daniel C. Dennett
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who's in charge? -- Man and the risks of nature -- Our violent past -- How have we tamed our violent instincts? -- How did the social emotions evolve? -- Money and human relationships -- Honor among thieves : hoarding and stealing -- Honor among bankers? : what caused the financial crisis? -- Professionalism and fulfillment in work and war -- The city, from ancient Athens to modern Manhattan -- Water : commodity or social institution? -- Prices for everything? -- Families and firms -- Knowledge and symbolism -- Exclusion : unemployment, poverty, and illness -- States and empires -- Globalization and political action -- Conclusion : how fragile is the great experiment?
Control code
ocn650308558
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
2nd ed
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 376 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400834785
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, map
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22573/cttxhkz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34909576
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)650308558
  • jstor1400834783

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
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