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Morals and Markets free pdf Economist Daniel Friedman draws on recent research in evolutionary game theory and behavioral economics to explore the relationship between our moral codes and our market systems. Why are they so often at odds? Friedman traces the evolutionary history of morals and markets, and argues that both are devices humans have evolved to cope with the inherent conflict between individual and group needs. Morals work well to prevent and solve this conflict within small groups, but tend to break down at larger scale. Markets efficiently organize the activities of very large groups - even billions of people - but large markets tend to be ruthless, ignoring the needs of individuals and small groups. Friedman shows how imbalance between morals and markets is at the root of such problems as the recent corporate scandals in the United States including the global financial crisis the world continues to face. On the other hand, balance between moral and market concerns has resulted in creative, sustainable solutions to some of our most intractable problems. Acid rain, for example, has been cut in half in large part because of emissions trading programs. Friedman explores this and other ways moral and market forces can be balanced to achieve better solutions than either could on its own.

About Daniel McNeill

Daniel Friedman is a well-known economist and theorist who has published widely in leading academic journals in economics, finance, psychology, and politics. His sits on the editorial board of the American Economic Review, the premier academic economics journal, as well as the boards of three other leaders in their fields: The Journal of Evolutionary Economics, Games and Economic Behavior, and Experimental Economics. He has received 11 National Science Foundation grants. His books include Experimental Methods: A Primer for Economists (Cambridge University Press, 1994) with S. Sunder- The Double Auction Market: Institutions, Theories and Evidence (Addison Wesley/Santa Fe Institute, 1993), coedited with J. Rust, about the origin and efficiency of the rules of the New York Stock Exchange and Chicago exchanges- and Economics Lab: An Intensive Course in Experimental Economics, with Alessandra Cassar (Routledge, 2004). He is a professor of economics at his alma mater, the University of California, Santa Cruz. Daniel McNeill is an author with an international reputation. His best-selling Fuzzy Logic (Simon

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Author : Daniel McNeill
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 17 June 2013
ISBN : 1137282584
EAN : 9781137282583
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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