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Standing on the Sun: How the Explosion: Meyer, Christopher

Meyer, Christopher

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Item Description: Harvard Business Review Press, 2012. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: For half a century the US has sat at the center of the global economic system, and Western-style capitalism has dominated. Now, it's no secret that the center of gravity is shifting. The advanced economies that in 2000 consumed 75% of the world's output will, by 2050, consume just 32%. Meanwhile, the emerging economies of the world--Brazil, India, China, and others--will surge forward. As these fast-growing, low-income economies mature, will they adopt the practices of the old guard? Or will they make their own way, and create the next prevailing version of capitalism? What new opportunities will that create for firms around the world? Standing on the Sun tackles these questions with fresh ideas and provocative examples. Based on firsthand observations of companies defying capitalism's old rules yet prospering, the authors outline new principles for commercial success. Among them: The obsession with return on equity gives way to more broad-based measurements of success. Adam Smith's invisible hand of the market is redeemed by the "invisible handshake" of collaborative networks. Businesses take ownership of the impacts they now call "externalities." Those who need to understand the emerging shape of global capitalism will benefit from Standing on the Sun. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_1422131688

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The Wealth of Nations: Books 1-3 (Penguin: Smith, Adam

Smith, Adam

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Item Description: Penguin Classics, 1982. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: 'It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.'With this landmark treatise on political economy, Adam Smith paved the way for modern capitalism, arguing that a truly free market - fired by competition yet guided as if by an 'invisible hand' to ensure justice and equality - was the engine of a fair and productive society. Books I-III of The Wealth of Nations examine the 'division of labour' as the key to economic growth, by ensuring the interdependence of individuals within society. They also cover the origins of money and the importance of wages, profit, rent and stocks. Smith's work laid the foundations of economic theory in general and 'classical' economics in particular, but the real sophistication of his analysis derives from the fact that it also encompasses a combination of ethics, philosophy and history to create a vast panorama of society. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0140432086

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The Invisible Hand (Paperback): Adam Smith

Adam Smith

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Item Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 176 x 112 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Adam Smith s landmark treatise on the free market paved the way for modern capitalism, arguing that competition is the engine of a productive society, and that self-interest will eventually come to enrich the whole community, as if by an invisible hand . Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141036816

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Adam Smith—A Primer (IEA Occasional Papers): Butler, Eamonn

Butler, Eamonn

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Item Description: Institute of Economic Affairs, 2007. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: MAIN HEADINGS: Why Adam Smith is important; Smith's life and career; Wealth of nations; The Theory of Moral Sentiments; Smith's lectures and other writings; A digression on the invisible hand; Some of Adam Smith's famous quotations; Select bibliography. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0255366086

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Standing on the Sun: How the Explosion: Meyer, Christopher

Meyer, Christopher

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Item Description: Harvard Business Review Press, 2012. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: For half a century the US has sat at the center of the global economic system, and Western-style capitalism has dominated. Now, it's no secret that the center of gravity is shifting. The advanced economies that in 2000 consumed 75% of the world's output will, by 2050, consume just 32%. Meanwhile, the emerging economies of the world--Brazil, India, China, and others--will surge forward. As these fast-growing, low-income economies mature, will they adopt the practices of the old guard? Or will they make their own way, and create the next prevailing version of capitalism? What new opportunities will that create for firms around the world? Standing on the Sun tackles these questions with fresh ideas and provocative examples. Based on firsthand observations of companies defying capitalism's old rules yet prospering, the authors outline new principles for commercial success. Among them: The obsession with return on equity gives way to more broad-based measurements of success. Adam Smith's invisible hand of the market is redeemed by the "invisible handshake" of collaborative networks. Businesses take ownership of the impacts they now call "externalities." Those who need to understand the emerging shape of global capitalism will benefit from Standing on the Sun. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1422131688

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Adam Smith's "invisible hand" in a velvet: Frankel, S. Herbert

Frankel, S. Herbert

Published by American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (1980)

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Item Description: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1980. Book Condition: Very Good. N/A. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP71711203

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Adam Smith's "invisible hand" in a velvet: Frankel, S. Herbert

Frankel, S. Herbert

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Item Description: American Enterprise Institute fo, 1980. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Ex-library with typical library markings/labels, otherwise pages are in excellent, unmarked condition. Cover good. Binding tight. Stamped "Withdrawn." Your purchase benefits the world-wide relief efforts of Mennonite Central Committee. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000161078

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American Literature, Volume I (Penguin Academics Series): Cain, William E.

Cain, William E.

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Item Description: Longman, 2004. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Letter to the Reader: Understanding and Enjoying American Literature.BEGINNINGS.Christopher Columbus (1451-1506).From Letter to Luis de Santangel Regarding the First Voyage (February 15, 1493).From Letter to Ferdinand and Isabella Regarding the Fourth Voyage (July 7, 1503).Bartolom de las Casas (1474-1566).The Very Brief Relation of the Devastation of the Indies.From Hispaniola (excerpt).The Iroquois Creation Story (version by David Cusick).John Smith (1580-1631).From A Description of New England (excerpt).From Settlement to New Nation.William Bradford (1590-1657).Of Plymouth Plantation.Book I, Chapter IX. Of Their Voyage and How They Passed the Sea; and of Their Safe Arrival.at Cape Cod.Book I, Chapter X. Showing How They Sought Out a Place of Habitation; and What Befell Thereabout.Book II, Chapter XI. The Remainder of Anno 1620.[The Mayflower Compact].Book II, Chapter XII. Anno 1621 [First Thanksgiving].John Winthrop (1588-1649).A Model of Christian Charity.Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612-1672).The Prologue.The Author to Her Book.Before the Birth of One of Her Children.To My Dear and Loving Husband.Mary Rowlandson (c. 1636-1711).A Narrative of the Captivity and Restoration of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson (excerpt).Edward Taylor (c. 1642-1729).Preparatory Meditations.Meditation 22 (First Series).Meditation 38 (First Series).Cotton Mather (1663-1728).The Wonders of the Invisible World.[A People of God in the Devil's Territories].The Trial of Martha Carrier.Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758).Personal Narrative.Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God.Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790).The Way to Wealth.Remarks Concerning the Savages of North America.The Autobiography (excerpt, from Part Two).John Woolman. (1720-1772).Some Considerations on the Keeping of Negroes. [Part One].J. Hector St. John de Crvecoeur (1735-1813).Letters from an American Farmer.Letter III. What Is an American.John Adams (1735-1826) and Abigail Adams (1744-1818).The Letters of John and Abigail Adams.John Adams to Abigail Adams (July 3, 1776) [Reflections on the Declaration of Independence].Thomas Paine. (1737-1809).Common Sense.Introduction.III. Thoughts on the Present State of American Affairs.The Crisis, No. 1.Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826).The Declaration of Independence.Notes on the State of Virginia (excerpt).The Federalist.No. 10 [James Madison].Philip Freneau (1752-1832).The Indian Burying Ground.On the Religion of Nature.Phillis Wheatley (c. 1753-1784).On Being Brought from Africa to America.To S.M., A Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works.To His Excellency General Washington.Letters.To Rev. Samson Occom (February 11, 1774) [The Natural Rights of Negroes].THE MAKING OF AMERICAN LITERATURE.Washington Irving (1783-1859).Rip Van Winkle.James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851).The American Democrat (excerpt).The Cherokee Memorials.Memorial of the Cherokee Citizens, December 18, 1829].Lydia Hoawrd Huntley Sigourney (1791-1865).The Indian's Welcome to the Pilgrim Fathers.William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878).Thanatopsis.The Prairies.William Apess (1798-1839).An Indian's Looking-Glass for the White Man.Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882).The American Scholar.Self-Reliance.Concord Hymn.The Rhodora.Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864).Young Goodman Brown.The May-Pole of Merry Mount.The Minister's Black Veil.The Scarlet Letter.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).The Jewish Cemetery at Newport.My Lost Youth.John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892).Ichabod!Oliver Wendell Holmes.Old Ironsides.Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849).To Helen.The Raven.Annabel Lee.The Tell-Tale Heart.The Purloined Letter.The Fall of the House of Usher.Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865).Address Delivered at the Dedication of the Cemetery at Gettysburg, November 19, 1863.Second Inaugural Addres. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0321116232

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International Political Economy: A Reader: Hülsemeyer, Axel

Hülsemeyer, Axel

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Item Description: Oxford University Press, 2010. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: This reader is a collection of primary readings that introduces students to international political economy (IPE), an area of study concerned with the relationship between the two dominant forms of social organization in the modern world: 'the state' and 'the market'. Divided into five parts ranging from Adam Smith's theory of the invisible hand to recent discussions of hemispheric integration, it contains thirty-five unabridged selections that highlight the historical development, majortheoretical debates, and practical issues within IPE. Each section opens with a concise introduction that presents key concepts and concludes with study questions and annotated suggestions for further reading. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_0195429109

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Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread-The Lessons: Pentland, Alex

Pentland, Alex

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Item Description: Penguin Press, 2014. Book Condition: Used. This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: The Economist : " Social Physics is filled with rich findings about what makes people tick. Using millions of data points measured over a long period of time in real settings, which Pentland calls 'living laboratories,' the author has monitored human behavior on an unprecedented scale.Pentland's research also offers lessons for policymakers and business people. He advances a new way to protect privacy by creating something of a property right for personal information. Social Physics is a fascinating look at a new field by one of its principal geeks." John Abele, Co-Founder, Boston Scientific: "Understanding, predicting and influencing human behavior has been the goal of social scientists (and leaders anywhere) since the beginning of time. Pentland's Social Physics is a major contribution to this field. By using communication tracking analysis and occasionally human sensors along with big data, he and his team are evolving a new discipline with a unique taxonomy and ontology that brings a higher level of quantification and rigor to a challenging and inherently complex field. Like Surowiecki's The Wisdom of Crowds it will spawn further work and research in a rapidly expanding new body of knowledge." John Seely Brown, Former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corporation and director of Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC): "Read this book and you will look at tomorrow differently. Reality mining is just the first step on an exciting new journey. Social Physics opens up the imagination to what might now be measurable and modifiable. It also hints at what may lie beyond Adam Smith's invisible hand in helping groups, organizations and societies reach new levels of meaning creation. This is not just social analytics. It also offers pragmatic ways forward." Reed E. Hundt, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, CEO of the Coalition for Green Capital: "From his MIT aerie, eagle-eyed Alex Pentland has seen the future. His wise and stimulating book teaches us how ideas spring up, flow, and spread. Applying his lessons, we can act collectively to solve previously intractable social, economic and political problems. We can make organizations more productive. We can even have government achieve its proper purposes, with greater fairness and less cost. As challenges like widening inequality and runaway climate change seem to exceed our ability to design solutions, Pentland's data-driven, reality-based, yet sunny optimism about tomorrow should be eagerly welcomed by all readers." Stephen M. Kosslyn, Former Dean of Social Science, Harvard University; Former Director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University; Founding Dean, Minerva Schools at KGI : "Sandy Pentland lives in the futureand it shows. This book will not only whisk you up to speed on cutting-edge research at the interface of technology, behavioral science, and the social world, but it will also give you a good sense of what could be next. Professor Pentland brilliantly analyzes how new ideas flow and how, with the emergence of the 'data-driven society,' they will increasingly influence every aspect of our lives.". Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_usedgood_1594205655

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The Invisible Hand (Paperback): Adam Smith

Adam Smith

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Item Description: Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 176 x 112 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Adam Smith s landmark treatise on the free market paved the way for modern capitalism, arguing that competition is the engine of a productive society, and that self-interest will eventually come to enrich the whole community, as if by an invisible hand . Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141036816

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Invisible Hand: Adam Smith

Adam Smith

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Smith, Adam

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The Invisible Hand (Penguin Great Ideas): Smith, Adam

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Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation: Koshland Professor of

Koshland Professor of Economics George A Akerlof, Stanley B Resor Professor of Economics Robert J Shiller

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Item Description: Audible Studios on Brilliance, United States, 2016. CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. Unabridged. 171 x 133 mm. Language: English Brand New. Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. InPhishing for Phools, Nobel Prize-winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller deliver a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that markets harm as well as help us. As long as there is profit to be made, sellers will systematically exploit our psychological weaknesses and our ignorance through manipulation and deception. Rather than being essentially benign and always creating the greater good, markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps and will quot;phishquot; us as quot;phools.quot; Phishing for Phools therefore strikes a radically new direction in economics, based on the intuitive idea that markets both give and take away. Akerlof and Shiller bring this idea to life through dozens of stories that show how phishing affects everyone in almost every walk of life. We spend our money up to the limit and then worry about how to pay the next month s bills. The financial system soars then crashes. We are attracted, more than we know, by advertising. Our political system is distorted by money. We pay too much for gym memberships, cars, houses, and credit cards. Drug companies ingeniously market pharmaceuticals that do us little good and sometimes are downright dangerous. Phishing for Phools explores the central role of manipulation and deception in fascinating detail in each of these areas and many more. It thereby explains a paradox: why, at a time when we are better off than ever before in history, all too many of us are leading lives of quiet desperation. At the same time, the book tells stories of individuals who have stood against economic trickery—and how it can be reduced through greater knowledge, reform, and regulation. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781522635000

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Koshland Professor of Economics George A Akerlof, Stanley B Resor Professor of Economics Robert J Shiller

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Item Description: Audible Studios on Brilliance, United States, 2016. CD-Audio. Book Condition: New. Unabridged. 171 x 133 mm. Language: English Brand New. Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. InPhishing for Phools, Nobel Prize-winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller deliver a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that markets harm as well as help us. As long as there is profit to be made, sellers will systematically exploit our psychological weaknesses and our ignorance through manipulation and deception. Rather than being essentially benign and always creating the greater good, markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps and will quot;phishquot; us as quot;phools.quot; Phishing for Phools therefore strikes a radically new direction in economics, based on the intuitive idea that markets both give and take away. Akerlof and Shiller bring this idea to life through dozens of stories that show how phishing affects everyone in almost every walk of life. We spend our money up to the limit and then worry about how to pay the next month s bills. The financial system soars then crashes. We are attracted, more than we know, by advertising. Our political system is distorted by money. We pay too much for gym memberships, cars, houses, and credit cards. Drug companies ingeniously market pharmaceuticals that do us little good and sometimes are downright dangerous. Phishing for Phools explores the central role of manipulation and deception in fascinating detail in each of these areas and many more. It thereby explains a paradox: why, at a time when we are better off than ever before in history, all too many of us are leading lives of quiet desperation. At the same time, the book tells stories of individuals who have stood against economic trickery—and how it can be reduced through greater knowledge, reform, and regulation. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9781522635000

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The Invisible Hand (Penguin Great Ideas): Smith, Adam

Smith, Adam

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The Invisible Hand: Smith, Adam

Smith, Adam

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Smith, Adam

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Item Description: Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, The Invisible Hand, Adam Smith, Adam Smith's landmark treatise on the free market paved the way for modern capitalism, arguing that competition is the engine of a productive society, and that self-interest will eventually come to enrich the whole community, as if by an 'invisible hand'. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are. Bookseller Inventory # B9780141036816

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The Conservative Hand: A Manifesto to Achieve: John Chambers

John Chambers

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Item Description: Createspace, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. The Tea Party movement doesn t have a single leader or a central organization, and that s the way the members of the movement like it. How though, can an unorganized movement get anything done? Economist Adam Smith addressed this same question. He recognized that the free market is made up of countless businesses all pursuing their own goals. With no central leadership or organization the free market system in many ways resembles chaos. Yet out of this chaos emerges a coherent system that produces a greater common good: an efficient and productive economy. Smith called this phenomenon the free market s invisible hand. In this book we ll take concepts from economics and apply them in a new and unique way to politics. From the outside it will resemble chaos, but the result will be a coherent and efficient system that achieves the goals of the Tea Party movement. Our new system will produce a greater common good without centralized organization or leadership, because (like the free market system) it will be guided by an invisible force-the conservative hand. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781450595667

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The Wealth of Nations: Books 1-3 (Penguin: Smith, Adam

Smith, Adam

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Item Description: Penguin Classics, 1982. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 'It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.'With this landmark treatise on political economy, Adam Smith paved the way for modern capitalism, arguing that a truly free market - fired by competition yet guided as if by an 'invisible hand' to ensure justice and equality - was the engine of a fair and productive society. Books I-III of The Wealth of Nations examine the 'division of labour' as the key to economic growth, by ensuring the interdependence of individuals within society. They also cover the origins of money and the importance of wages, profit, rent and stocks. Smith's work laid the foundations of economic theory in general and 'classical' economics in particular, but the real sophistication of his analysis derives from the fact that it also encompasses a combination of ethics, philosophy and history to create a vast panorama of society. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140432086

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Item Description: Createspace, United States, 2010. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 229 x 152 mm. Language: English Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.The Tea Party movement doesn t have a single leader or a central organization, and that s the way the members of the movement like it. How though, can an unorganized movement get anything done? Economist Adam Smith addressed this same question. He recognized that the free market is made up of countless businesses all pursuing their own goals. With no central leadership or organization the free market system in many ways resembles chaos. Yet out of this chaos emerges a coherent system that produces a greater common good: an efficient and productive economy. Smith called this phenomenon the free market s invisible hand. In this book we ll take concepts from economics and apply them in a new and unique way to politics. From the outside it will resemble chaos, but the result will be a coherent and efficient system that achieves the goals of the Tea Party movement. Our new system will produce a greater common good without centralized organization or leadership, because (like the free market system) it will be guided by an invisible force-the conservative hand. Bookseller Inventory # APC9781450595667

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The Authentic Adam Smith: His Life and: James Buchan

James Buchan

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Item Description: WW Norton Co, United States, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 190 x 135 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Adam Smith (1723-1790) has been adopted by neoconservatives as the ideological father of unregulated business and small government. His invisible hand has become a commanding shorthand for politicians promoting laissez-faire economics, but Smith never used it in reference to free-market capitalism. Smith was a deeply moral man who considered himself a philosopher, not an economist. Drawing on twenty-five years of research, James Buchan renders an Adam Smith untainted by political and economic interests. This compelling narrative uncovers Smith s passionate commitment to develop an ethical theory essential to his vision of a just commercial society. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780393329940

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The Invisible Hand (Penguin Great Ideas): Smith, Adam

Smith, Adam

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ISBN 10: 0141042540 ISBN 13: 9780141042541

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The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the: Robert H. Frank

Robert H. Frank

Published by Princeton University Press, United States (2012)

ISBN 10: 0691156689 ISBN 13: 9780691156682

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Item Description: Princeton University Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. With a New afterword by the author. 211 x 137 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Who was the greater economist--Adam Smith or Charles Darwin? The question seems absurd. Darwin, after all, was a naturalist, not an economist. But Robert Frank, New York Times economics columnist and best-selling author of The Economic Naturalist, predicts that within the next century Darwin will unseat Smith as the intellectual founder of economics. The reason, Frank argues, is that Darwin s understanding of competition describes economic reality far more accurately than Smith s. And the consequences of this fact are profound. Indeed, the failure to recognize that we live in Darwin s world rather than Smith s is putting us all at risk by preventing us from seeing that competition alone will not solve our problems. Smith s theory of the invisible hand, which says that competition channels self-interest for the common good, is probably the most widely cited argument today in favor of unbridled competition--and against regulation, taxation, and even government itself. But what if Smith s idea was almost an exception to the general rule of competition? That s what Frank argues, resting his case on Darwin s insight that individual and group interests often diverge sharply. Far from creating a perfect world, economic competition often leads to arms races, encouraging behaviors that not only cause enormous harm to the group but also provide no lasting advantages for individuals, since any gains tend to be relative and mutually offsetting. The good news is that we have the ability to tame the Darwin economy. The best solution is not to prohibit harmful behaviors but to tax them. By doing so, we could make the economic pie larger, eliminate government debt, and provide better public services, all without requiring painful sacrifices from anyone. That s a bold claim, Frank concedes, but it follows directly from logic and evidence that most people already accept. In a new afterword, Frank further explores how the themes of inequality and competition are driving today s public debate on how much government we need. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780691156682

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Adam Smith (Paperback): Jonathan Conlin

Jonathan Conlin

Published by Reaktion Books, United Kingdom (2016)

ISBN 10: 1780235682 ISBN 13: 9781780235684

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Item Description: Reaktion Books, United Kingdom, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 200 x 130 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Universally acknowledged as the father of capitalism, the eighteenth-century Scottish thinker Adam Smith (16 June 1723 - 17 July 1790) is best known for developing the concept of the invisible hand . The hand helped to explain how the removal of state regulation could set individuals free to specialise and pursue their own self-interest for the good of all. Unfortunately this idea was later manipulated by advocates of unfettered casino capitalism , while Smith s references to self-interest were caricatured as greed is good , the mantra of Wall Street s anti-hero Gordon Gekko. Smith s thought, rooted in the holistic science of moral philosophy, was squeezed into the straight-jacket of Economics - a discipline unknown in Smith s day.This introduction to Smith s life and ideas sews the invisible hand back on to the body of Smithian ethics. Smith rooted our trading instinct in human psychology and advanced a system of ethics founded on sympathy. In life as in books such as the renowned Wealth of Nations he drew much from the contrasts afforded by the industrializing Scottish Lowlands and the clan-based pastoralism of the Highlands, as well as between contemporaries such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau and David Hume, a close friend. Weaving together Smith s life and ideas, the book highlights the ways in which Smith anticipated recent developments in behavioural economics and virtue ethics as well as debates over inequality. It argues that Smith can equip us to face tomorrow s challenges, and, much more importantly, make us better as well as happier humans. Bookseller Inventory # AA99781780235684

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Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread-The Lessons: Pentland, Alex

Pentland, Alex

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Item Description: Penguin Press, 2014. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The Economist : " Social Physics is filled with rich findings about what makes people tick. Using millions of data points measured over a long period of time in real settings, which Pentland calls 'living laboratories,' the author has monitored human behavior on an unprecedented scale.Pentland's research also offers lessons for policymakers and business people. He advances a new way to protect privacy by creating something of a property right for personal information. Social Physics is a fascinating look at a new field by one of its principal geeks." John Abele, Co-Founder, Boston Scientific: "Understanding, predicting and influencing human behavior has been the goal of social scientists (and leaders anywhere) since the beginning of time. Pentland's Social Physics is a major contribution to this field. By using communication tracking analysis and occasionally human sensors along with big data, he and his team are evolving a new discipline with a unique taxonomy and ontology that brings a higher level of quantification and rigor to a challenging and inherently complex field. Like Surowiecki's The Wisdom of Crowds it will spawn further work and research in a rapidly expanding new body of knowledge." John Seely Brown, Former Chief Scientist, Xerox Corporation and director of Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC): "Read this book and you will look at tomorrow differently. Reality mining is just the first step on an exciting new journey. Social Physics opens up the imagination to what might now be measurable and modifiable. It also hints at what may lie beyond Adam Smith's invisible hand in helping groups, organizations and societies reach new levels of meaning creation. This is not just social analytics. It also offers pragmatic ways forward." Reed E. Hundt, former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, CEO of the Coalition for Green Capital: "From his MIT aerie, eagle-eyed Alex Pentland has seen the future. His wise and stimulating book teaches us how ideas spring up, flow, and spread. Applying his lessons, we can act collectively to solve previously intractable social, economic and political problems. We can make organizations more productive. We can even have government achieve its proper purposes, with greater fairness and less cost. As challenges like widening inequality and runaway climate change seem to exceed our ability to design solutions, Pentland's data-driven, reality-based, yet sunny optimism about tomorrow should be eagerly welcomed by all readers." Stephen M. Kosslyn, Former Dean of Social Science, Harvard University; Former Director, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University; Founding Dean, Minerva Schools at KGI : "Sandy Pentland lives in the futureand it shows. This book will not only whisk you up to speed on cutting-edge research at the interface of technology, behavioral science, and the social world, but it will also give you a good sense of what could be next. Professor Pentland brilliantly analyzes how new ideas flow and how, with the emergence of the 'data-driven society,' they will increasingly influence every aspect of our lives.". Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_1594205655

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The Darwin Economy: Liberty, Competition, and the: Robert H. Frank

Robert H. Frank

Published by Princeton University Press, United States (2012)

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Item Description: Princeton University Press, United States, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: New. With a New afterword by the author. 211 x 137 mm. Language: English Brand New Book. Who was the greater economist--Adam Smith or Charles Darwin? The question seems absurd. Darwin, after all, was a naturalist, not an economist. But Robert Frank, New York Times economics columnist and best-selling author of The Economic Naturalist, predicts that within the next century Darwin will unseat Smith as the intellectual founder of economics. The reason, Frank argues, is that Darwin s understanding of competition describes economic reality far more accurately than Smith s. And the consequences of this fact are profound. Indeed, the failure to recognize that we live in Darwin s world rather than Smith s is putting us all at risk by preventing us from seeing that competition alone will not solve our problems. Smith s theory of the invisible hand, which says that competition channels self-interest for the common good, is probably the most widely cited argument today in favor of unbridled competition--and against regulation, taxation, and even government itself. But what if Smith s idea was almost an exception to the general rule of competition? That s what Frank argues, resting his case on Darwin s insight that individual and group interests often diverge sharply. Far from creating a perfect world, economic competition often leads to arms races, encouraging behaviors that not only cause enormous harm to the group but also provide no lasting advantages for individuals, since any gains tend to be relative and mutually offsetting. The good news is that we have the ability to tame the Darwin economy. The best solution is not to prohibit harmful behaviors but to tax them. By doing so, we could make the economic pie larger, eliminate government debt, and provide better public services, all without requiring painful sacrifices from anyone. That s a bold claim, Frank concedes, but it follows directly from logic and evidence that most people already accept. In a new afterword, Frank further explores how the themes of inequality and competition are driving today s public debate on how much government we need. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780691156682

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