Journals Higher Education



Published: 17 May 2022

288 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197620939

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Beyond Self-Interest

Why the Market Rewards Those Who Reject It

Krzysztof Pelc

  • A bracing reassessment of the foundations of capitalist development in the contemporary world
  • Challenges the conventional wisdom that holds that our market economy rewards naked ambition and self-interested behavior
  • Identifies the paradox of intention where those most eager to make a favorable impression become most likely to fail
  • Offers ways for individuals to navigate the conflicting incentives of capitalist society
  • Provides an illuminating historical account of how both markets and capitalism itself have transformed over time

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