This is an interesting and important collection of essays, indicating some important shifts of thinking and some of the positive benefits of work in "neuro-economics." The title of the volume has a double meaning: (1) that (some or all) markets are intrinsically and morally good, or (2) that despite the role of self-interest, market transactions are unavoidably infused with moral considerations. The comments on the back cover point to the latter meaning, redolent of Adam Smith in the Moral Sentiments. So I was disappointed to find that the editor and some of the contributors also entertain a crude version of the first.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Journal of Economic Issues|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2008|