The Economics of Integrity: From Dairy Farmers to Toyota, How Wealth Is Built on Trust and What…

Hardcover | February 23, 2010

byAnna Bernasek

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“Anyone interested in understanding what makes our economy work must have this on their bookshelf.” —Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's

In The Economics of Integrity, acclaimed financial journalist Anna Bernasek presents a deceptively straightforward argument: that the attributes of trust and integrity, beyond being simply virtuous ideals, are actually the bedrocks of a successful economy and culture. Bernasek has written a big-idea book with the readability of Predictably Irrational, and presents a compelling hypothesis that most of the things we take for granted in our lives depend on integrity. In the words of Dan Gross (Senior Editor, Newsweek, and author of Dumb Money: How Our Greatest Financial Minds Bankrupted the Nation), “in an era of structured finance, nano-technology, and complex business models, Anna Bernasek’s timely, valuable, and highly readable book reminds us that the economy runs on something much more simple: trust.”

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“Anyone interested in understanding what makes our economy work must have this on their bookshelf.” —Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's In The Economics of Integrity, acclaimed financial journalist Anna Bernasek presents a deceptively straightforward argument: that the attributes of trust and integrity, beyond being simply virtuous i...

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Why does a single ATM withdrawal take an entire day to process?What makes Toyota the most trusted car company among consumers?Why is one-quarter of the world's gold stored in the federal reserve?Acclaimed journalist Anna Bernasek answers these questions as she takes us on a colorful journey that reveals the deep layers of trust involve...

Why does a single ATM withdrawal take an entire day to process?What makes Toyota the most trusted car company among consumers?Why is one-quarter of the world's gold stored in the federal reserve?Acclaimed journalist Anna Bernasek answers these questions as she takes us on a colorful journey that reveals the deep layers of trust involve...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.77 inPublished:February 23, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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“In an era of structured finance, nano-technology, and complex business models, Anna Bernasek’s timely, valuable, and highly readable book reminds us that the economy runs on something much more simple: trust.”