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As the reader learns at the end of this book, Sedlacek’s treatise is meant as a plea for refocusing on normative economics than the mathematics dominated positive economics of today. Despite that the text often lacks drawing conclusions and does not explain how the risen questions and topics apply to economics. Readers should have basic knowledge in macro economic Although the title contains the word economics, the book is more a concentrated history of philosophy, human culture, and civilisation.
Readers should have basic knowledge in macro economics, philosophy, and religion to have a better access to this book.
Thus it will be very challenging to think about the question why an omniscient God had not known that Adam and Eve would eat the apple from the Tree of Knowledge and compare this event to Prometheus bringing the fire to men. Furthermore one can think about today’s ideas of going back to nature and living on subsistence means in the understanding of the Gilgamesh epos becoming uncivilised and animalistic, a retrogression to the natural state. Sedlacek even adapts pop culture and shows a preference for the Matrix Trilogy.
But why does he not refer to Gordon Gekko’s quotation “Greed is good. It would be a great visualisation of the chapter on Bernard Mandeville. This is a difficult book to classify, and thus to review.
It’s not a book of economics, but rather about economics, particularly the modern focus on mathematics to the exclusion of ethics. It’s pretty abstract and philosophical. I almost gave up a number of times in the first pages, as I slogged through Sedlacek picking ekonomiw and commenting on the economic bread crumbs found in the most ancient of literature, the Epic of Gilgameshfollowed by Greek thought, Stoicism, historic Eoknomie, an This is a difficult book to classify, and thus to review.
I almost gave up a number of times in the first pages, as I slogged through Sedlacek picking out and commenting on the economic bread crumbs found in the most ancient of literature, the Epic of Gilgameshfollowed by Zka thought, Stoicism, historic Christianity, and the Enlightenment thought of Hume, Descartes, and Adam Smith.
Ekonomie dobra a zla by Tomáš Sedláček (1 star ratings)
Za of most interesting chapters was on Adam Smith: The other fascinating section was his short discussion on how the contemporary Keynesian approach to the business cycle is anything by Keynesian–what he dubs “Bastardized Keynesianism”–i. Obviously, that second half of the equation has been totally ignored by modern national economies, as we in the West continue to spend ourselves into oblivion.
Sedlacek calls out modern economists for their arrogance in attempting to explain virtually everything using exclusively mathematical economic models, arguing that have become just as dogmatic and unscientific as many religious people supposedly are.
He calls for more ethics and more epistemological humility in his field, and what a welcome call it is. This book is a slow burn, and not too terribly exciting, but ultimately intellectually stimulating and satisfying. A weird and kind of flaky book with occasional interesting parts.
The author’s cobra to extract economics out the epic of Gilgamesh and the New Testament are kind eknomie ridiculous, although the carefully selected portions of the Old Testament perhaps work a bit better.
But the first half of the book could of ekonomi argued a lot more convincingly. The second half of the book is somewhat better, and describes problems common to all of the social sciences although Economics seems to be unique in the A weird and kind of flaky book with occasional interesting parts.
The second half of the book is somewhat better, and describes problems common to all of the social sciences although Economics seems to be unique in the extent that it ignores them: The edition of the book that I read was written originally in Czech, then translated into English. At times the result is florid to the point of near unintelligibly.
The references are heavily laced with Czech sources, often obscure. Begint heel goed, ekonomei na driekwart had het ook afgelopen mogen zijn. I bought this book when I visited Austria earlier last year, and enjoyed the read during the holidays. It’s a relatively light, philosophical, and easy read with a good intro by Vaclavwhich hence makes it a good holiday read.
He makes the case for re-establishing and focusing on normative economics, as opposed to relying solely and strictly on mathematical models. To demonstrate his zlla, he touches on a range of persons or topics history to ekonome popular ranging from Adam Smith, Gilgamesh, and the Old Testament to The Matrix and Fight Club.
This isn’t a substantive nor genuinely, new conclusion. If I had more time on my hands to spare in Austria, and more cups of Caramel Machiatto from Starbucks, I would have perhaps tried to spend more time on reading philosophy in the following order: Descartes, Locke, Voltaire, Plato, Socrates and Avicenna and analyzing how different schools of philosophy, over time, contributed to zzla transformed economic theories.
As one of reviewers put it, by the middle of the book it becomes clear why Tomas couldn’t submit it as his PhD thesis – and it’s not the mainstream ivory tower to blame.
On the last pages of the book Tomas concludes that purpose of the book is to raise questions rather than to answer them and it nails it without a question – namely, now I’m wondering what had Tomas been doing as an economic advisor to Vaclav Havel given all his Tomas’s proverbial contempt for computational economics Apparen As one of reviewers put it, by the middle of the book it becomes clear why Tomas couldn’t submit it as his PhD thesis – and it’s not the mainstream ivory tower to blame.
Apparently, presidents with background in arts do really good job at fuelling aggregate demand – so that there’s enough even for such “armchair philosophers”.
You may strongly regret finishing the book unless you are longing for a reading list to catch up with the classics. All in all, by no means a case against current methodology, still entertaining normative economics inquiries that are nice to be reminded of from time to time.
A challenging book, but worth the read if you’re interested in looking at how our thoughts on what economics is, what it means and how it fits in our western society.
Some chapters are a slow and difficult wander through a strange flow of thought, but once it moves from the overviews of specific time periods, it gets more interesting and tout provoking. Consideration of our attitudes of consumption and how they came to be are certainly fascinating. All in all this book is not what I expected. It A challenging book, but worth the read if you’re interested in looking at how our thoughts on what economics is, what it means and how it fits in our western society.
It is not an accessible dialogue, but is very much like a doctoral thesis for those I the know. But, some pieces were legitimately provocative and I do enjoy the history, philosophy and development of economics so I am part of the niche group this book is reaching. Feb 15, Pavel rated it liked it. I am taking a classCreating God’s Economy, at Christian Theological Seminary, and this book helped me understand the development of economic thought from Gilgamesh to current economists.
I agree with the NYT reviewer that the author’s conclusions are not supported well, but the role of notions of good and bad in economics were interesting. Prior to the ‘s ethics was part of economic thought, but today self-interest dominates and mathematical models give the impression that ethical conside I am taking a classCreating God’s Economy, at Christian Theological Seminary, and this book helped me understand the development of economic thought from Gilgamesh to current economists.
Prior to the ‘s ethics was part of economic thought, but today self-interest dominates and mathematical models give the impression that ethical considerations are not necessary. Although the deliberations of the essence of economics is kind of tough topic, this book succeed in making it interesing – especially in the second part.
In the first one, endless views presented by remarkable past scientists started to be wearisome and confusing after some time. However, overally the book made me aware of many unappreciated aspects of economics. A philosophical analysis of economy mixed with theology and ancient history. Was expecting more on-the-ground data, instead good a book that told the subjective impressions of the author.
Ekonomie dobra a zla by Tomáš Sedláček (3 star ratings)
Not bad, but was in a mood for something ekonomoe. I never think reading this book will be so difficult task for me. I’m reading it a month or so and the progress isn’t like I expected. But I have to say it is really smart and innovative way to look at economics. More philosophy and history story sometimes.
I like history and religion excursion in context of economics, but later there is lot of philosophy and it si hard to read and understand. Interesting but not easy. Moet ik zeker nog een keer lezen. Tom rated it liked it Aug 08, Frank Berthaux rated it liked it Feb 16, Martin rated it liked it Jan 30, Paul rated it liked it Nov 12, Jasper Wierda rated it liked it Sep 02, Filip Pech rated it liked it Jan 11, Martin Hrabal rated it liked it Aug 04, Vojtik rated it liked it Jul 24, Tomas Mesteller rated it liked it Apr 27, Jeroen Hutten rated it liked it Sep 04, Please combine editions 2 26 Feb 05, Trivia About Economics of Good No trivia or quizzes yet.
Quotes from Ekonomie dobra a zla. By the way, mathematical knowledge is not in the highest position; philosophical knowledge is. The Old Testament stories have their development; they change the history of the Jewish nation and tie in to each other.
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The Jewish understanding of time is linear—it has a beginning and an end. The Jews believe in historical progress, and that progress is in this world. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.