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Science  18 Apr 2008:
Vol. 320, Issue 5874, pp. 318-319
DOI: 10.1126/science.1157088

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The Dismal Science. How Thinking Like an Economist Undermines Community. By Stephen A. Marglin. Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA, 2008. 375 pp. $35, £22.95, €26.50. ISBN 9780674026544.

The author argues that his fellow economists' enthusiasm for the market is unwarranted and ignores the corrosive effects market relationships have on communities.