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Sometime in the last 250 years, economists lost sight of the full range of human feeling, thinking, and knowing in everyday life. Smith and Wilson show how Adam Smith's model of sociality can re-humanize twenty-first century economics by undergirding it with sentiments, fellow feeling, and a sense of propriety - the stuff of which human relationships are built. Integrating insights from The Theory of Moral Sentiments and the Wealth of Nations into contemporary empirical analysis, this book shapes economic betterment as a science of human beings.
Cambridge University Press
economics, Adam Smith, humanomics, moral sentiments
Economic History | Economic Theory | Growth and Development | Other Economics | Political Economy
Smith, V. L., & Wilson, B. J. (2019). Humanomics: Moral sentiments and the wealth of nations for the twenty-first century. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.