9780805078329

The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics

ISBN 10: 0805078320 / 0-8050-7832-0
ISBN 13: 9780805078329
Publisher: Times Books
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hardcover
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The best-selling author of Why People Believe Weird Things offers a revealing study of the influence of evolutionary theory on the modern economy, as well as the evolutionary roots of human economic behavior, bringing together the latest research in neuroeconomics, psychology, biology, and other fields to analyze the economics of everyday life. 50,000 first printing.


 

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Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics (ISBN: 9780805078329)
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Book Description: St Martin s Press, United States, 2007. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 242 x 166 mm. Brand New Book. Bestselling author Michael Shermer explains how evolution shaped the modern economy?and why people are so irrational about moneynbsp;How did we make the leap from ancient hunter-gatherers to modern consumers and traders? Why do people get so emotional and irrational about bottom-line financial and business decisions? Is the capitalist marketplace a sort of Darwinian organism, evolved through natural selection as the fittest way to satisfy our needs? In this eye-opening exploration, author and psychologist Michael Shermer uncovers the evolutionary roots of our economic behavior.nbsp;Drawing on the new field of neuroeconomics, Shermer investigates what brain scans reveal about bargaining, snap purchases, and establishing trust in business. He scrutinizes experiments in behavioral economics to understand why people hang on to losing stocks, why negotiations disintegrate into tit-for-tat disputes, and why money does not make us happy. He brings together astonishing findings from psychology, biology, and other sciences to describe how our tribal ancestry makes us suckers for brands, why researchers believe cooperation unleashes biochemicals similar to those released during sex, why free trade promises to build alliances between nations, and how even capuchin monkeys get indignant if they don?t get a fair reward for their work. Michael Shermer is the author of nine previous books, including the bestselling Why People Believe Weird Things. He is a columnist for Scientific American, the publisher of Skeptic magazine, and the founder and director of the international Skeptics Society. He lives in Southern California. In this exploration, author and psychologist Michael Shermer uncovers the evolutionary roots of our economic behavior.nbsp; How did we make the leap from ancient hunter-gatherers to modern consumers and traders? Why do people get so emotional and irrational about bottom-line financial and business decisions? Is the capitalist marketplace a sort of Darwinian organism, evolved through natural selection as the fittest way to satisfy our needs?nbsp;Drawing on the new field of neuroeconomics, Shermer investigates what brain scans reveal about bargaining, snap purchases, and establishing trust in business. He scrutinizes experiments in behavioral economics to understand why people hang on to losing stocks, why negotiations disintegrate into tit-for-tat disputes, and why money does not make us happy. He brings together astonishing findings from psychology, biology, and other sciences to describe how our tribal ancestry makes us suckers for brands, why researchers believe cooperation unleashes biochemicals similar to those released during sex, why free trade promises to build alliances between nations, and how even capuchin monkeys get indignant if they don?t get a fair reward for their work. ?The theme of Michael Shermer?s new book is a graceful paradox. Decades of study of behavioral psychology, neuroscience and genetics, layered over more than a century of evolutionary studies, proves that we?re not completely rational in making economic choices. But an understanding of our fascinating limitations, which Shermer provides, makes us freer than were before we know of them . . . The author, an adjunct economics professor at Claremont Graduate University, compares the argument for top-down, centrally planned economics to the argument for intelligent design. Devotees of the latter often argue that ?evolution? could not have designed something so complicated as the human eye, just as proponents of top-down economics argue, that, say, New York City needs the government to create jobs for the poor by doing things like build sports stadiums because the market won?t do it on its own. Shermer easily demolishes another myth about both evolution and economics that both depend exclusively on cutthroat, bloody-handed ?survival of the fittest? competition to weed out the weakest creatures and companies . . . The most compelling. Bookseller Inventory # LVN9780805078329

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