Traditional Economics Failed. Here’s a New Blueprint.

BOOK REVIEW

What’s the Matter With Kansas? Author: Thomas Frank.
Complex Adaptive Systems, Authors: Scott Page and John Miller.
Linked: The New Science of Networks, Author: Albert-Laszlo Barabasi.
The Origin of Wealth, Author: Eric Beinhocker.
The Social Animal, Author: David Brooks.
Natural Security: A Darwinian Approach to a Dangerous World, Author: Rafe Sagarin.
Born to Be Good, Author: Dacher Keltner.
Nonzero: The Logic of Human Destiny, Author: Robert Wright.
A Theory of Moral Sentiments, Author: Adam Smith.
The Gardens of Democracy, Authors: Eric Liu and Nick Hanauer.

By Eric Liu, Nick Hanauer – Politics in democracy can be understood many ways, but on one level it is the expression of where people believe their self-interest lies— that is to say, “what is good for me?”

While the degree to which human beings pursue that which they think is good for them has not and will probably never change, what they believe is good for them can change and from time to time has, radically.

We assert a simple proposition: that fundamental shifts in popular understanding of how the world works necessarily produce fundamental shifts in our conception of self-interest, which in turn necessarily produce fundamental shifts in how we think to order our societies. more> http://goo.gl/tS34OI

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