About this book
Revised edition. Draws on insights from biology, anthropology, history, psychology, and literature to explore how our evolved ability of abstract reasoning has allowed institutions like money, markets, cities and banking systems. Also looks at how social trust explains the boom in the economy and the financial crisis.
Showing us the strangeness, and fragility, of our everyday lives, this book includes a chapter that analyzes how the rise and fall of social trust explain the unsustainable boom in the global economy and the financial crisis that succeeded it.
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