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A big book full of big ideas,
This review is from: Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics (Hardcover)
The biggest idea of the book is pretty simple: The idea of equilibrium in economics doesn't stand up to empirical observation, but if you think of the economy as a subest of evolution, a lot of economic phenomena can be explained.
Beinhocker lays out quite a meticulous case and presents some startling implications. He is very careful to say that it is still very early in the game to speak with full certainty about what can happen, and indeed, giving up the concept of certainty is one of the themes of the book. It is one of those books that will have you start looking at the world in a very different way. It is sure to be one of the best economics books of 2006.