The Origin of Wealth: Evolution, Complexity, and the Radical Remaking of Economics

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Random House Business, 2006 - Complexity (Philosophy) - 527 pages
Beinhocker has written this work in order to introduce a broad audience to what he believes is a revolutionary new paradigm in economics and its implications for our understanding of the creation of wealth. He describes how the growing field of complexity theory allows for evolutionary understanding of wealth creation, in which business designs co-evolve with the evolution of technologies and organizational innovations. In addition to giving his audience a tour of this field of complexity economics, he discusses its implications for real-world issues of business.

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I can’t recall having ever read an author with the clarity of exposition and the depth and breadth of erudition that is demonstrated by Dr. Beinhocker in this book. It is an impressive work. The ... Read full review

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While I don't agree with the opening story that someone in NYC earning $30,000 is implicitly better off than someone living in the Amazon on $0, in principle, I agree with the book in total and ... Read full review

Contents

ONE The Question
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Two Traditional Economics
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THREE A Critique
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