The Evolution of Human Economics: From Hunter/Gatherers to Stock Market Traders

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

How did humans go from hunting and gathering, to trading on the stock market? Michael Shermer looks into what evolution tells us about human economic behavior. His new book is The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics.

Event: Michael Shermer will be speaking and signing books
Wednesday, January 9 at 6 pm
The New York Academy of Sciences
7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor (at Barclay Street)
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Comments [2]

hjs from 11211

this interview was too short and rushed. very interesting. i'll have to buy the book i guess.

Jan. 09 2008 12:57 PM
j from nyc

it's not about what you believe -it's what you WANT to believe. [marketing; "Iwas doing my job"- I'm a member of a group therfore I have no personal responsibility for the consequences of my actions, blah, blah, blah..]
Can you discuss game theory a little more?
[good show today Leonard et all!!]
Darwin - adaptation, form and function
Social Darwinism - survival of the fittest.

Jan. 09 2008 12:49 PM

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