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"'OK, so Russell Roberts should keep his day job. But didactic novels always fail as art; the question is whether they make their points in a way that engages while instructing. The book is a pleasant read, with a sense of humor about itself and a genuinely inventive twist. And so few economists even bother trying to communicate with a general audience — for that matter, so few economists can put together two sentences in English — that it's kind of endearing when some think-tank professor with a passion for Adam Smith and Milton Friedman tries to write a novel to sell ideas.'" Jonathan Rauch, the Atlantic Monthly (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)

"'OK, so Russell Roberts should keep his day job. But didactic novels always fail as art; the question is whether they make their points in a way that engages while instructing. The book is a pleasant read, with a sense of humor about itself and a genuinely inventive twist. And so few economists even bother trying to communicate with a general audience — for that matter, so few economists can put together two sentences in English — that it's kind of endearing when some think-tank professor with a passion for Adam Smith and Milton Friedman tries to write a novel to sell ideas." Jonathan Rauch, the Atlantic Monthly (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)

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A love story that embraces the business and economic issues of the day?

The Invisible Heart takes a provocative look at business, economics, and regulation through the eyes of Sam Gordon and Laura Silver, teachers at the exclusive Edwards School in Washington, D.C. Sam lives and breathes capitalism. He thinks that most government regulation is unnecessary or even harmful. He believes that success in business is a virtue. He believes that our humanity flourishes under economic freedom. Laura prefers Wordsworth to the Wall Street Journal. Where Sam sees victors, she sees victims. She wants the government to protect consumers and workers from the excesses of Sam's beloved marketplace.

While Sam and Laura argue about how to make the world a better place, a parallel story unfolds across town. Erica Baldwin, the crusading head of a government watchdog agency, tries to bring Charles Krauss, a ruthless CEO, to justice. How are these two dramas connected? Why is Sam under threat of dismissal? Will Erica Baldwin find the evidence she needs? Can Laura love a man with an Adam Smith poster on his wall? The answers in The Invisible Heart give the reader a richer appreciation for how business and the marketplace transform our lives.

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A lively, unorthodox look at economics, business, and public policy told in the form of a novel.

Synopsis:

A love story that embraces the business and economic issues of the day?

About the Author

Russell Roberts is Professor of Economics and the J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Distinguished Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. He is the author of The Choice: A Fable of Free Trade and Protectionism and is a frequent commentator on National Public Radio.

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bookgirl94, September 18, 2011 (view all comments by bookgirl94)
This book was required for my Economics class and at first I was unsure. However, once I started I loved it. The banter was great and I felt like I was sitting in class learning, but in a creative way. The book was extremely informative and I found it fun to read about things we had talked about in class such as Adam Smith and self interest.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780262681353
Author:
Roberts, Russell D.
Publisher:
Mit Press
Author:
Roberts, Russell D.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
Romance - General
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Didactic fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
The Invisible Heart
Publication Date:
20020231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Pages:
282
Dimensions:
8 x 5.375 in

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Product details 282 pages MIT Press - English 9780262681353 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "'OK, so Russell Roberts should keep his day job. But didactic novels always fail as art; the question is whether they make their points in a way that engages while instructing. The book is a pleasant read, with a sense of humor about itself and a genuinely inventive twist. And so few economists even bother trying to communicate with a general audience — for that matter, so few economists can put together two sentences in English — that it's kind of endearing when some think-tank professor with a passion for Adam Smith and Milton Friedman tries to write a novel to sell ideas.'" (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)
"Review A Day" by , "'OK, so Russell Roberts should keep his day job. But didactic novels always fail as art; the question is whether they make their points in a way that engages while instructing. The book is a pleasant read, with a sense of humor about itself and a genuinely inventive twist. And so few economists even bother trying to communicate with a general audience — for that matter, so few economists can put together two sentences in English — that it's kind of endearing when some think-tank professor with a passion for Adam Smith and Milton Friedman tries to write a novel to sell ideas." (read the entire Atlantic Monthly review)
"Synopsis" by , A lively, unorthodox look at economics, business, and public policy told in the form of a novel.
"Synopsis" by , A love story that embraces the business and economic issues of the day?
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