Economics of the Undead: Zombies, Vampires, and the Dismal Science

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Introduction: Grave Thoughts on the Dismal Science by Glen Whitman and James Dow Part I: Soulless Mates Human Girls and Vampire Boys, Part 1: Looking for Mr. Goodbite, by Glen Whitman Human Girls and Vampire Boys, Part 2: 'Til Death Do Us Part, by Glen Whitman Part II: Apocalyptonomics Packing for the Zombie Apocalypse, by James Dow Is It Still a Fallacy When Zombies Break the Windows?, by Steven Horwitz and Sarah Skwire To Truck, Barter... And Eat Your Brains!!! Pursuing Prosperity in a Post-Productive World, by Brian Hollar What Happens Next? Endgames of a Zombie Apocalypse, by Kyle William Bishop, David Tufte, and Mary Jo Tufte Order, Coordination, and Collective Action among the Undead, by Jean-Baptiste Fleury and Alain Marciano Part III: Blood Money Investing Secrets of the Undead, by James Dow Zombification Insurance, by Eleanor Brown and Robert Prag Monsters of Capital: Vampires, Zombies, and Consumerism, by Lorna Piatti-Farnell Trading with the Undead: A Study in Specialization and Comparative Advantage, by Darwyyn Deyo and David T. Mitchell Buy or Bite?, by Enrique Guerra-Pujol To Shoot or to Stake, That Is the Question: The Market for Anti-Vampire Weapons, by Charlotte Weil and Sebastien Lecou Taxation of the Undead: Non-Sentient Entities, by Joseph Mandarino Part IV: The Dead Body Politic Tragedy of the Blood Commons: The Case for Privatizing the Humans, by Glen Whitman Zombies as an Invasive Species, by Michael E. O'Hara What Would the Reasonable Man Do in a World Gone Mad?, by Brian Hollar Brain-Dead vs. Undead: Public Ignorance and the Political Economy of Responses to Vampires and Zombies, by Ilya Somin Sinking Our Teeth into Public Policy Economics: A Taste of Immortality, by Fabien Medvecky Where Oh Where Have the Vampires Gone? An Extension of the Tiebout Hypothesis to the Undead, by A.L. Phillips, M.C. Phillips, and G.M. Phillips Part V: Brain Food The Economics of Bloodlust, by Ian Chadd Between Gods and Monsters: Reason, Instinct, and the Artificial Vampire, by Daniel Farhat Killing Time: Dracula and Social Discoordination, by Hollis Robbins Pop Culture Bibliography Contributor Biographies
Whether using a post-apocalyptic zombie world as a metaphor for the US economy after the Great Depression, or analyzing vampirical bloodthirst to illustrate contemporary consumerist tendencies, Economics of the Undead: Blood, Brains and Benjamins gives both seasoned economists and layman readers something to sink their teeth into.
Editiert von: Glen Whitman, James Dow
Dr. Glen Whitman and Dr. James Dow are both professors of economics at California State University, Northridge. Whitman is also the author of Strange Brew: Alcohol and Government Monopoly.

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Autor: Glen Whitman
ISBN-13 :: 9781442235021
ISBN: 1442235020
Erscheinungsjahr: 17.07.2014
Gewicht: 608g
Seiten: 298
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 236x160x28 mm
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