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Author Mainelli, Michael.

Title The price of fish : a new approach to wicked economics and better decisions / Michael Mainelli & Ian Harris.

Imprint London ; Boston : Nicholas Brealey Pub., 2011.


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Description 1 online resource (vii, 328 pages) : illustrations
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-324) and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Now, more than at any other time in our history, the world is faced with a series of vicious and apparently insurmountable difficulties, chief among them unstable financial markets, rapidly diminishing resources and an eco-system that is becoming dangerously volatile. In The Price of Fish Michael Mainelli and Ian Harris examine in a unique way the world's most abiding and wicked problems sustainability, global warming, over-fishing, overpopulation, the pensions crisis; all of which are characterized by a set of messy, circular, aggressive and peculiarly long-term problems and go on to suggest that it is not the circumstances that are too complex, but our way of reading them that is too simple. Too simple and often wrong. Looking to the models developed by quantum physicists, the authors aim to blend four streams choice, economics, systems and evolution in a combination they believe is the key to making better decisions and, in turn, finding answers to the world s most pernicious problems. Transactional commerce buying and selling is only a small part of the real world of commerce in the larger sense of the word. This book goes beyond economics alone to look at real commerce, and the ways complex interactions adapt and change over time: the price of fish, for instance, cannot be right when we have over-fishing, hunger and ruined seas. Just as physicists strive towards a unifying theory that makes sense of the universe as it actually is, Mainelli and Harris are taking steps towards understanding the knotty world we live in, not a simple exercise in chess-players logic but an approach which addresses the complex, the cyclical, the hostile and the protracted helping communities large and small to make better decisions. If we re ever going to solve the unsolvable, the first steps start here.
Contents About the authors -- 1. Making sense of the way the world really works -- Stream A. Choice -- Stream B. Economics -- Stream C. Systems -- Stream D. Evolution -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Index.
Subject Economics.
Commerce -- Social aspects.
Fishery products -- Case studies.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Marketing -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Sales & Selling -- General.
Commerce -- Social aspects. (OCoLC)fst00869311
Economics. (OCoLC)fst00902116
Fishery products. (OCoLC)fst00926302
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Added Author Harris, Ian, 1962-
Other Form: Print version: Mainelli, Michael. Price of fish. London ; Boston : Nicholas Brealey Pub., 2011 9781857885712 (DLC) 2011022262 (OCoLC)712118527
ISBN 9781857889512 (electronic bk.)
1857889517 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000048848096
AU@ 000053278292
AU@ 000058364721
DEBBG BV040902507
DEBSZ 37830044X
DEBSZ 381385825
DEBSZ 397143532
DEBSZ 449262618
NZ1 14286582

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