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Selfishness, Altruism, and Rationality, Margolis, Howard
Author Name:    Margolis, Howard

Title:   Selfishness, Altruism, and Rationality

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   Very Good

Publisher:    University of Chicago Press 

ISBN Number:   0226505243 / 9780226505244

Seller ID:   WDJ-N9CB-L597

0226505243 Book is very clean. Crisp pages. Tight binding. Light shelf wear on cover. Light tanning. Some writing/underlining. Sun fading. Good reading copy.

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Why do we volunteer time? Why do we contribute money? Why, even, do we vote, if the effect of a single vote is negligible? Rationality-based microeconomic models are hard-pressed to explain such social behavior, but Howard Margolis proposes a solution. He suggests that within each person there are two selves, one selfish and the other group-oriented, and that the individual follows a Darwinian rule for allocating resources between those two selves.
"Howard Margolis's intriguing ideas . . . provide an alternative to the crude models of rational choice that have dominated economics and political science for too long."--"Times Literary Supplement
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