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I picked up Economics of Good and Evil, by Tomas Sedlacek, because the title intrigued me.
Nevertheless, the book is a welcome read not only because he writes well but because he causes you to reconsider your own economic biases.
Honestly, this is one of the most insightful and challenging books on economics I have read.
Interesting and very original view on economics. It is good to read that there is world beyond technical analysis and number crunching and it is necessary for economists to focus... Read morePublished 4 months ago by zso
The author does a good job contracting the origins of economic thinking in ancient writing such as the chronicles of Gilgamesh. Read morePublished 14 months ago by prof carl
The author does a great job covering the complete history of economic thought from Adam and Eve to modern day Wall Street. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Steve Burns
Amazing book with a totally new angle on economics.
It is not a very difficult read but it might help if somebody has a basic educational brackground on economics, which makes... Read more
Review of: "Economics of Good and Evil: The Quest for Economic Meaning from Gilgamesh to Wall Street," By Tomas Sedlacek, and Vaclav Havel. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Guerrilla Reader
A better title for Tomas Sedlacek's book would be "The Economic Roots of Good and Evil - How Economics Has Traded Virtue for Ideology". Read morePublished 22 months ago by Richard H. Burkhart
The book is easy to read and draws from a broad range of historical texts and modern economics theories. Read morePublished on July 18, 2012 by Nick Byars
The Economics of Good and Evil is a long past-due reference point for those of us adrift in a world that has been flim-flammed by computer modeled economic forecasting. Read morePublished on July 10, 2012 by JIM FREEMAN
Sedlacek contends that in modern economics reductionist view of humans as homo economicus, it has ignored, to its detriment, the ethical part of economics. Read morePublished on May 27, 2012 by Stephen M. Vantassel