Book notes: Humanomics, by Vernon L Smith and Bart J Wilson

While being authored by world-class Adam Smith specialists means this is a must-read, the value-added of the book “remains a bit vague”


Vernon L Smith and Bart J Wilson, Humanomics: moral sentiments and the wealth of nations for the twenty-first century, Cambridge University Press, 2019, 234 pages

The title of this book – published in the ‘Cambridge Studies in Economics, Choice, and Society’ series – attracts immediate attention for two reasons: the neologism “humanomics” used in the title; and the reference to two of Adam Smith’s fundamental works in the subtitle: The theory of moral sentiments and An inquiry into the nature

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