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The Resource An ecosystem approach to economic stabilization : escaping the neoliberal wilderness, Rodrick Wallace

An ecosystem approach to economic stabilization : escaping the neoliberal wilderness, Rodrick Wallace

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An ecosystem approach to economic stabilization : escaping the neoliberal wilderness
Title
An ecosystem approach to economic stabilization
Title remainder
escaping the neoliberal wilderness
Statement of responsibility
Rodrick Wallace
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The creation of economic institutions that can function well under substantial uncertainties -- Black Swans -- is analogous to the dilemmas confronting our hunter-gatherer forefathers in the face of large-scale ecological unpredictability. The ultimate solution was not the development of a super hunter-gatherer technology that could ride out repeated catastrophe, but rather the invention, in neolithic times, of culturally-adapted 'farmed' ecosystems constructed to maximize food yield and minimize risks of famine. Recent advances in evolutionary and ecosystem theory applied to economic structure and process may permit construction of both new economic theory and new tools for data analysis that can help in the design of more robust economic institutions. This may result in less frequent and less disruptive transitions, and enable the design of culturally-specific systems less affected by those that do occur. This unique and innovative book applies cutting-edge methods from cognitive science and evolutionary theory to the problem of the necessary stabilization of economic processes. At the core of this book is the establishment of a statistics-like toolbox for the study of empirical data that is consistent with generalized evolutionary approaches. This toolbox enables the construction of both new economic theories and methods of data analysis that can help in the design of more robust economic institutions. This in turn will result in less frequent and less disruptive Black Swans, and enable as well the design of culturally-specific systems less affected by those that do occur"--
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Wallace, Rodrick,
Dewey number
330.1
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Routledge advances in heterodox economics
Series volume
21
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  • Evolutionary economics
  • Ecology
  • Economic stabilization
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An ecosystem approach to economic stabilization : escaping the neoliberal wilderness, Rodrick Wallace
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; About the author; Preface; 1 The crisis in economic theory; 2 Evolutionary economics; 3 Black Swans and Red Queens; 4 Lies and deceit: 'niche construction'; 5 Farming an economy; 6 Cambrian explosions and mass extinctions; 7 Counterexample: the Pentagon ratchet; 8 Counterexample: organized hyperviolence; 9 Counterexample: farming human pathogens; 10 Escaping the howling wilderness; 11 Mathematical appendix; References; Index
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ocn903488904
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781317566687
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Taylor & Francis
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)903488904
Label
An ecosystem approach to economic stabilization : escaping the neoliberal wilderness, Rodrick Wallace
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; List of figures; About the author; Preface; 1 The crisis in economic theory; 2 Evolutionary economics; 3 Black Swans and Red Queens; 4 Lies and deceit: 'niche construction'; 5 Farming an economy; 6 Cambrian explosions and mass extinctions; 7 Counterexample: the Pentagon ratchet; 8 Counterexample: organized hyperviolence; 9 Counterexample: farming human pathogens; 10 Escaping the howling wilderness; 11 Mathematical appendix; References; Index
Control code
ocn903488904
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781317566687
Level of compression
unknown
Note
Taylor & Francis
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)903488904

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