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Economic History Back cover copy "No one, economist or civilian, could turn the pages of this book without spotting, time and again, some unexpected and arresting idea that really wants to be thought about. Paul Seabright takes the evolutionary point of view seriously and asks how human institutions make social life possible at all, especially when the many people on whom we depend for our subsistence are strangers. From biology to banking, it is a lively landscape. It addresses some of the most central problems of social science with compelling arguments, lightly worn rigor and erudition, and utterly jargon-free language. Seabright has an amazing eye for the telling detail, whether drawn from fiction, biology, social science or current news. I can think of no better introduction to the problem of social order-how is it possible?

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Doushakar But it has added to the risks with which our hunter-gatherer ancestors were more familiar, the risk of the natural world and its predators and the risk posed by human enemies, neither of which has disappeared. A Natural History of Economic Life. To manage the hazards imposed on us by the actions of distant strangers has required us to deploy a different skill bequeathed seabrright us by evolution for quite different purposes: Seabright in The Company of Strangers has not cultivated the attention to vompany about the natural history of economic life needed to unify the book or to convince his reader of a thesis.

Labor and Monopoly Capital. Think Like a Commoner. Your display name should be at least 2 characters long. Want to Read saving…. In their response to risk no less than in their handling of conflict, modern political institutions seek to restrain by the slender threads of abstract sabright the passions and resentments of the prehistoric tribe.

What institutions have made this possible? Remember me on this computer. Furthermore, some discussions within these chapters seabgight to me to be out of sebright, e. Of the many unintended side effects of collective action, why focus on strangerz enumerated above?

Fortunately he has organized it academically, with chapter and section introductions and summaries — my advice is if you feel your mind wandering, feel free to skip to the next summary. This book elucidates the reasons for why society operates the way it does.

Yet there is little unity in this chapter. In this book, Paul Seabright a professor of economics discusses a wide range of topics including how we have tamed our violent instincts, how human social emotions evolved, and the rise and sometimes fall of institutions such as money, banks, cities, firms, states, and empires.

Seabright explores the topic mostly through the lenses of evolutionary biology and game theory skeptics of these fields on the left should pause to consider the positive reviews the book has received from Sam Bowles and Herb Gintis, among others.

He asks many interesting questions along the way, but his treatment of these In this book, Paul Seabright a professor of economics discusses a wide range of topics including how we have tamed our violent instincts, how human social emotions evolved, and the rise and sometimes fall of institutions such as money, banks, cities, firms, states, and empires. War and Change in World Politics. Could have been shorter but copany an impressive and necessary point across, nevertheless.

The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life Though they are symbolic representations created by homo sapiens, how they are relevant to the thrust of the book is unclear. The revised edition contains a new chapter on the recent financial crisis as well as a foreword by Daniel Dennett, but these add little of value. I use the remaining space to discuss this and a few other critical observations. But how long can the networks of modern life survive when we are exposed as never before to risks originating in distant parts of the globe?

In the latter, it is argued that the modern firm grew out of the traditional family. Unfortunately, while he offered scattered ins This book takes a shot at one of the central questions of modern social science: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Refresh and try again. Economics seabrigbt a Social Science. Mar 26, James rated it liked it. Related Articles.

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The Company of Strangers : A Natural History of Economic Life

Second Edition, Princeton University Press, 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 social trust that we need in our everyday lives.

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Doushakar But it has added to the risks with which our hunter-gatherer ancestors were more familiar, the risk of the natural world and its predators and the risk posed by human enemies, neither of which has disappeared. A Natural History of Economic Life. To manage the hazards imposed on us by the actions of distant strangers has required us to deploy a different skill bequeathed seabrright us by evolution for quite different purposes: Seabright in The Company of Strangers has not cultivated the attention to vompany about the natural history of economic life needed to unify the book or to convince his reader of a thesis. Labor and Monopoly Capital.

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Yosho The chapter on water is very good in its own right, but it does not fit very well within the theme of the book as whole. Overall, it is a good read, but it promises somewhat more than it delivers. For syrangers who wants to understand why humans have organized economic activity the way we have, this is a must-read. Jun 06, Erik rated it really liked it. No, cancel Yes, report it Thanks!

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