The surprising design of market economies /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Marshall, Alex, 1959-
Format: Book
Published: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2012.
Edition:First edition.
Series:Constructs series.
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Table of Contents:
  • Coming into being: in praise of markets
  • Me and mine: property, the first market
  • Lex non scripta: the laws we don't make, or, the common law
  • I am my brother's keeper: cooperatives
  • Trust: how we cooperate to compete
  • Staking claims on the mind: intellectual property
  • Little commonwealths: corporations and the state that creates them
  • The future of corporations
  • From highways to health care: progress through infrastructure
  • Making places
  • The great nineteenth-century train robbery
  • A socialist paradise: the American road system
  • Waiting for a train station
  • What we did before: path dependence and markets
  • Police and prisons: freedom, security, and democracy
  • Why don't you make me? Government and force
  • Common tongue, common culture, common markets
  • By your bootstraps: developing countries and markets
  • Last night upon the stairs: international law
  • Conclusion. Making better markets.