The company of strangers : a natural history of economic life / Paul Seabright ; foreword by Daniel C. Dennett
- Seabright, Paul
- Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, 
- Copyright Date:
- 2nd ed.
- Physical Description:
- xvii, 376 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
- Who's in charge? -- Man and the risks of nature -- Our violent past -- How have we tamed our violent instincts? -- How did the social emotions evolve? -- Money and human relationships -- Honor among thieves : hoarding and stealing -- Honor among bankers? : what caused the financial crisis? -- Professionalism and fulfillment in work and war -- The city, from ancient Athens to modern Manhattan -- Water : commodity or social institution? -- Prices for everything? -- Families and firms -- Knowledge and symbolism -- Exclusion : unemployment, poverty, and illness -- States and empires -- Globalization and political action -- Conclusion : how fragile is the great experiment?.
- 9780691146461 (pbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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