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The Dismal Science

How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674047228

Publication Date: 05/10/2010

Academic Trade

384 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

1 table


  • Preface
  • 1. Economics, the Market, and Community
  • 2. What Is Community? And Is It Worth the Cost?
  • 3. The Cutting Edge of Modernity
  • 4. Individualism
  • 5. Some History
  • 6. From Vice to Virtue in a Century
  • 7. How Do We Know When We Do Not Know?
  • 8. Sources of the Modern Ideology of Knowledge
  • 9. Taking Experience Seriously
  • 10. Welfare Economics and the Nation-State
  • 11. Why Is Enough Never Enough?
  • 12. The Economics of Tragic Choices
  • 13. From Imperialism to Globalization, by Way of Development
  • Appendix A: The Limits of Dissent
  • Appendix B: The Distributional Roots of the Enclosure Movement
  • Notes
  • References
  • Note on Sources and Permissions
  • Index

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