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Bionomics: Economy As Ecosystem

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Hailed as a landmark account of how we organize ourselves for work, this wise, experience-tested book looks to nature as the model for how things work in the modern business world. Rothschild's anecdote-rich text challenges traditional thinking with a fresh vision of economics as a self-organizing system that is as natural as life itself.
Published April 1st 1995 by Owl Books (first published March 1st 1992)
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Torsten Sewing
There's something eery about this. As is with most things to do around Virginia Postrel and "Reason". However, lots of drilled-down, complex thoughts here. As if a right-winger would try to get Ed Freeman's model of "stakeholder capitalism" - if you can accept for arguments' sake the notion of social-darwinism that is hanging in here.

What you get is an indeed "dynamic" (cf Postrel) understanding of economics, something beyond the mechanical mainstream WSJ-stuff, pointing to the ecological dimen
Feb 11, 2009 Marshall rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: socialists, communists
It's a good book with interesting ideas. The only caveat is that Rothschild is not an economist and does not back his points with rigor. I recommend reading more Hayek for further study. I think it's a great book for people who do not understand the bottom up nature of social organization. Those who have groked this concept can probably pass.
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