The Neural Foundations of the Invisible Hand
In this chapter the consilient social brain takes on an icon of economic lore—the invisible hand. As a staple of economic theory, it appears in every economics textbook and in many books on free enterprise and business. We even hear about it on television talk shows. Libertarians, conservative Republicans, and even Democrats invoke it, sometimes reverently and mysteriously. It is generally reported to go back to Adam Smith.
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