The Natural Origins of Economics


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References to the economy are ubiquitous in modern life, and virtually every facet of human activity has capitulated to market mechanisms. In the early modern period, however, there was no common perception of the economy, and discourses on money, trade, and commerce treated economic phenomena as properties of physical nature. Only in the early nineteenth century did economists begin to posit and identify the economy as a distinct object, divorcing it from natural processes and attaching it exclusively to human laws and ...

The Natural Origins of Economics 2007, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226735702

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The Natural Origins of Economics 2006, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226735696