The Darwin Economy

The Darwin Economy

Liberty, Competition, and the Common Good

Streaming Audiobook - 2011 | Unabridged.
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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. 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.
Publisher: [United States] : Gildan Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2011.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781596599758
1596599758
Branch Call Number: Internet Access
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 streaming audio file (8hr., 30 min.)) :,digital.
Additional Contributors: Dixon, Walter
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