The Darwin economy : liberty, competition, and the common good /

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 un...

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Main Author: Frank, Robert H.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Princeton [N.J.] : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
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Summary: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 ra.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xvi, 240 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781400839377
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