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Book Review: Primate Economics 101:

Book Review: Primate Economics 101: Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2010. 8(2): 189-193 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book Review Primate Economics 101 A review of Stephen A. Marglin, The Dismal Science: How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community. Harvard University Press. Cambridge, MA, 2008, 359 pp. US$ 37.00 ISBN 978-0-674-02654-4 (hardback), US$ 22.95 ISBN 978-0-674-04722-8 (paperback). Joseph Henry Vogel, Department of Economics, PO Box 23345, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, San Juan, P.R. 00931-3345, USA. URL: www.josephhenryvogel.com. Gamaliel Lamboy, Department of Economics, PO Box 23345, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, San Juan, P.R. 00931-3345, USA. Email: glamboyr@yahoo.com. Fernando Tormos-Aponte, Department of Economics, PO Box 23345, University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras, San Juan, P.R. 00931-3345, USA. Email: fernandotormos@hotmail.com. There are many ways to read a book, some of which are unwanted. Stephen A. Marglin anticipates that The Dismal Science (2008) may lend itself to an evolutionary reading and he discourages any such attempt. “I would strongly caution against putting too much faith in any assumption about human nature. What we know about human nature relative to the claims that are made about human nature is about the same as the relative weight of your little finger and the weight of your body” (p. 38). Paradoxically, Marglin prefaces that http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Evolutionary Psychology SAGE

Book Review: Primate Economics 101:

Book Review: Primate Economics 101:

Evolutionary Psychology , Volume 8 (2): 1 – Apr 1, 2010

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Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2010. 8(2): 189-193 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book Review Primate Economics 101 A review of Stephen A. Marglin, The Dismal Science: How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community. Harvard University Press. Cambridge, MA, 2008, 359 pp. US$ 37.00 ISBN 978-0-674-02654-4 (hardback), US$ 22.95 ISBN 978-0-674-04722-8 (paperback). Joseph Henry Vogel, Department of Economics, PO Box 23345, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, San Juan, P.R. 00931-3345, USA. URL: www.josephhenryvogel.com. Gamaliel Lamboy, Department of Economics, PO Box 23345, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, San Juan, P.R. 00931-3345, USA. Email: glamboyr@yahoo.com. Fernando Tormos-Aponte, Department of Economics, PO Box 23345, University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras, San Juan, P.R. 00931-3345, USA. Email: fernandotormos@hotmail.com. There are many ways to read a book, some of which are unwanted. Stephen A. Marglin anticipates that The Dismal Science (2008) may lend itself to an evolutionary reading and he discourages any such attempt. “I would strongly caution against putting too much faith in any assumption about human nature. What we know about human nature relative to the claims that are made about human nature is about the same as the relative weight of your little finger and the weight of your body” (p. 38). Paradoxically, Marglin prefaces that

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Evolutionary Psychology www.epjournal.net – 2010. 8(2): 189-193 ¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯¯ Book Review Primate Economics 101 A review of Stephen A. Marglin, The Dismal Science: How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community. Harvard University Press. Cambridge, MA, 2008, 359 pp. US$ 37.00 ISBN 978-0-674-02654-4 (hardback), US$ 22.95 ISBN 978-0-674-04722-8 (paperback). Joseph Henry Vogel, Department of Economics, PO Box 23345, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, San Juan, P.R. 00931-3345, USA. URL: www.josephhenryvogel.com. Gamaliel Lamboy, Department of Economics, PO Box 23345, University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras, San Juan, P.R. 00931-3345, USA. Email: glamboyr@yahoo.com. Fernando Tormos-Aponte, Department of Economics, PO Box 23345, University of Puerto Rico- Rio Piedras, San Juan, P.R. 00931-3345, USA. Email: fernandotormos@hotmail.com. There are many ways to read a book, some of which are unwanted. Stephen A. Marglin anticipates that The Dismal Science (2008) may lend itself to an evolutionary reading and he discourages any such attempt. “I would strongly caution against putting too much faith in any assumption about human nature. What we know about human nature relative to the claims that are made about human nature is about the same as the relative weight of your little finger and the weight of your body” (p. 38). Paradoxically, Marglin prefaces that

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