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

An ecosystem approach to economic stabilization : escaping the neoliberal wilderness, Rodrick Wallace, (electronic book)

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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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Author
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
339.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HB97.3
LC item number
.W35 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Routledge advances in heterodox economics
Series volume
21
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  • Economic stabilization
  • Organizational resilience
  • Evolutionary economics
  • Ecology
Target audience
specialized
Label
An ecosystem approach to economic stabilization : escaping the neoliberal wilderness, Rodrick Wallace, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
<P>1. The Crisis in Economic Theory 2. Evolutionary Economics 3. Black Swans and Red Queens 4. Lies and Deceit: Ǹiche 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</P>
Control code
AH28250899
Extent
xii, 162 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on &#x32;Request Access&#x33;, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781138831865
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Specific material designation
remote
Label
An ecosystem approach to economic stabilization : escaping the neoliberal wilderness, Rodrick Wallace, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
<P>1. The Crisis in Economic Theory 2. Evolutionary Economics 3. Black Swans and Red Queens 4. Lies and Deceit: Ǹiche 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</P>
Control code
AH28250899
Extent
xii, 162 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on &#x32;Request Access&#x33;, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9781138831865
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
Specific material designation
remote

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