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The company of strangers : a natural history of economic life / Paul Seabright
Nonfiction Nonfiction | Princeton University Press | c2004
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Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2004.
x, 304 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-294) and index.
Pt. 1. Tunnel vision. Who's in charge? -- Prologue to Part II -- Pt. 2. From murderous apes to honorary friends : how is human cooperation possible? Man and the risks of nature -- Murder, reciprocity, and trust -- Money and human relationships -- Honor among thieves : hoarding and stealing -- Professionalism and fulfilment in work and war -- Epilogue to Parts I and II -- Prologue to Part III -- Pt. 3. Unintended consequences : from family bands to industrial cities. 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 -- Epilogue to Part III ; Prologue to Part IV -- Pt. 4. Collective action : from belligerent states to a marketplace of nations -- States and empires -- Globalization : how fragile is the great experiment?
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