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Betting on Ideas: Wars, Inventions, Inflation

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In this book, Reuven Brenner argues that people bet on new ideas and are more willing to take risks when they have been outdone by their fellows on local, national, or international scales. Such bets mean that people deviate from the beaten path and either gamble, commit crimes, or come up with new ideas in art, business, or politics, and ideas concerning war and peace in

Hardcover, 247 pages
Published September 1st 1989 by University of Chicago Press (first published December 1985)
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Gabrielle Brochstein Brenner, PhD'81

From our pages (Spring/86): "Gabrielle Brenner wrote a chapter on inheritance laws and co-authored a second on gambling, crime, and creativity."
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