Beyond Mechanical Markets: Asset Price Swings, Risk, and the Role of the State

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Contents
Acknowledgmentsxiii
What Went Wrong and What We Can Do about It1
The Fatal Flaw1
Assuming Away What Matters Most2
The Imperfect Knowledge Alternative6
Fishermen and Financial Markets7
The Survival of the Rational Market Myth8
Opening Economics and Finance to Nonroutine Change and Imperfect Knowledge11
Imperfect Knowledge Economics and Its Implications12
A New Understanding of Asset-Price Swings, Risk, and the Role of the State14
PART I THE CRITIQUE
1. The Invention of Mechanical Markets21
Economists’ Rationality or Markets?22
Was Milton Friedman Really Unconcerned about Assumptions?24
The Post-Crisis Life of Interacting Robots28

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