Book Review: Economics Of Good And Evil

Edge Induced Cohesion

Economics of Good And Evil:  The Quest For Economic Meaning From Gilgamesh To Wall Street, by Tomas Sedlacek

I read this book because it was mentioned so often in a book I read on strong towns that I figured it was worth a read simply to better understand the context it was mentioned in, and my feelings on the book are somewhat complicated.  It is hard to understand exactly what this writer is about.  It is sure, for example, that he has an ulterior motive and is not laying his cards on the table openly, but at the same time he says much that can be appreciated and enjoyed even if I cannot find him to be a very trustworthy writer.  The author is Czech and was involved in the politics of that small republic and he clearly has a great interest in the way that economics makes great hay…

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My name is James Pate. This blog is about my journey. I read books. I watch movies and TV shows. I go to church. I try to find meaning. And, when I can’t do that, I just talk about stuff that I find interesting. I have degrees in fields of religious studies. I have an M.Phil. in the History of Biblical Interpretation from Hebrew Union College in Cincinnati, Ohio. I also have an M.A. in Hebrew Bible from Jewish Theological Seminary, an M.Div. from Harvard Divinity School, and a B.A. from DePauw University.
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