What is wealth? How is it created? How can we create more of it?
This groundbreaking book shows how revolutionary ideas from economics and science are providing new answers to these age-old questions. Around the world researchers are upending a hundred years of economic theory and recasting the economy as a teeming evolutionary stew, a 'complex adaptive system' more akin to the brain, the internet, or an ecosystem than to the static picture presented by traditional theory. In provocative fashion, Eric Beinhocker describes how this new theory of the economy will fundamentally change our thinking on topics ranging from technological innovation, to the workings of the stock market, to political debates about right versus left. Thought-provoking and stimulating, The Origin of Wealth sets the agenda for twenty-first century economic thinking.
'A brilliant piece of intellectual history.' Steven Pearlstein, Washington Post
'Ambitious ... convention shattering ... its premise is novel and sweeping: Don't grow your organization, evolve it.' Josh McHugh, Wired
'Masterful ... Beinhocker writes with passion ... a fascinating subject and a pleasure to read.' London Book Reviewshow more