In this Book

After the End of History
buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary
Robert E. Lane is one of the most prominent and distinguished critics of both the human impact of market economies and economic theory, arguing from much research that happiness is more likely to flow from companionship, enjoyment of work, contribution to society, and the opportunity to develop as a person, than from the pursuit of wealth and the accumulation of material goods in market economies. This latest work playfully personalizes the contrast through a dialogue between a humanistic social scientist, Dessi, and a market economist, Adam. It is all too rare to have the two sides talking to each other. Moreover, in Lane's witty and literate hands, it is an open-minded and balanced conversation, in which neither side has all the answers. His unparalleled grasp of interdisciplinary social scientific knowledge is brought to bear on the largest questions of human life: What genuinely makes people happy? How should human society be organized to maximize the quality of human lives? --David O. Sears, Professor of Psychology and Political Science, UCLA "Lane's deep knowledge of the sources of human happiness enables him to develop a powerful critique of economic theory." ---Robert A. Dahl, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Yale University Robert E. Lane is the Eugene Meyer Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Yale University. His previous publications include The Loss of Happiness in Market Democracies (2000) and The Market Experience (1991).

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Frontmatter
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. p. v
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Foreword
  2. pp. vii-ix
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Spanakopita One: Prologue
  2. pp. 1-18
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Spanakopita Two: What Should We Be Doing?
  2. pp. 19-40
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Spanakopita Three: What’s Wrong with Materialism?
  2. pp. 41-61
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Spanakopita Four: Humanism: The Value of Persons
  2. pp. 63-80
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Spanakopita Five: The Humanist-Materialist Axis
  2. pp. 81-99
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Spanakopita Six: Diminishing Returns to Happiness
  2. pp. 101-120
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Spanakopita Seven: Better People
  2. pp. 121-142
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Spanakopita Eight: Getting Rich the Right Way
  2. pp. 143-162
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Spanakopita Nine • After the End of History
  2. pp. 163-186
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 187-225
  3. restricted access Download |
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.