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Book Review to Luigino Bruni - "Economics and Human Relations" (2007)

Reggiani, Tommaso (2008): Book Review to Luigino Bruni - "Economics and Human Relations" (2007). Published in: Oikonomia , Vol. Oikono, No. vol. 1/2008 (1 February 2008): pp. 44-46.

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Economics, with its promise of a human life without sacrifice, in late modernity age, is a great way to escape from the contagion of interpersonal relations. Crisis that our market-societies are suffering, are essentially relational crisis. They are originated by the great illusion that the anonymity of market - as well as the hierarchical firm - can produce a good standard of life, without any relational or inrerpersonal risk. This book is a deep analysis inside the modernity age, in order to explain the anthropological and cultural foundations on witch is based our contemporary economics theory.

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