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The Company of Strangers

A Natural History of Economic Life

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The Company of Strangers by Paul Seabright
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The Company of Strangers shows us the remarkable strangeness, and fragility, of our everyday lives. This completely revised and updated edition includes a new chapter analyzing how the rise and fall of social trust explain the unsustainable boom in the global economy over the past decade and the financial crisis that succeeded it. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, history, psychology, and literature, Paul Seabright explores how our evolved ability of abstract reasoning has allowed institutions like money, markets, cities, and the banking system to provide the foundations of social trust that we need in our everyday lives. Even the simple acts of buying food and clothing depend on an astonishing web of interaction that spans the globe. How did humans develop the ability to trust total strangers with providing our most basic needs?

Author Biography

Paul Seabright is professor of economics at the Toulouse School of Economics. He has been a fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford, and Churchill College, University of Cambridge.
Release date Australia
May 2nd, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
Revised edition with a New foreword by Daniel C. Dennett
Imprint
Princeton University Press
Pages
400
Dimensions
152x229x26
ISBN-13
9780691146461
Product ID
4076595

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