Who's Afraid of Adam Smith?: How the Market Got Its Soul

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 29, 2003 - Business & Economics - 240 pages
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"Peter Dougherty does the near-impossible in this brilliant book . . . [he] makes economics engaging and accessible."
--Professor Larry J. Sabato, University of Virginia

In this spirited and timely book, Peter Dougherty shows how economists are drawing on Adam Smith's civic writings to illuminate how the market creates not only fiscal capital, but "social capital." Dougherty demonstrates how Smith's ideas are currently experiencing a renaissance. He then explores several impressive initiatives to demonstrate what today's theoretical and practicing economists are accomplishing in the spirit of Adam Smith's moral sentiments: the institutional reform of transitional and developing economies; the financing of new technological, medical, and educational initiatives; and the economic revival of cities. Capitalism pervades every aspect of our daily life. Peter Dougherty now offers a fascinating peek at its hidden soul.

 

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2008년 1월 한국 이름 '세상을 구한 경제학자들' 경제학 교과서와 서적의 편집자가 쓴 경제학 소개서. 번역이 무척이나 눈에 거슬렸다. 원전을 새로 구해서 읽어야할 것 같다.

Contents

1 Letter Man
1
2 The Instructions
21
3 The Warning
30
4 Little Platoons
36
5 Enlightenment Wonk
47
6 Soul Survivors
65
7 Dragon Slayers
85
8 Comeback Kid
109
9 Kitchen Chemists
123
10 Egg Men
148
11 Urban Outfitters
167
Epilogue Go with the Flow
185
Notes
191
Bibliography
210
Index
215
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PETER J. DOUGHERTY is Publisher and Senior Economics Editor of Princeton University Press. His occasional writings have appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Journal of Economic Literature, Economics and Portfolio Strategy, the Chronicle of Higher Education, and the American Sociologist.

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