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Choice and Consequence


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1. Economic Reasoning and the Ethics of Policy 2. Command and Control 3. The Intimate Contest for Self-Command 4. Ethics, Law, and the Exercise of Self-Command 5. The Life You Save May Be Your Own 6. Strategic Relationships in Dying 7. Economics and Criminal Enterprise 8. What Is the Business of Organized Crime? 9. Strategic Analysis and Social Problems 10. What Is Game Theory? 11. A Framework for the Evaluation of Arms Proposals 12. The Strategy of Inflicting Costs 13. Who Will Have the Bomb? 14. Thinking about Nuclear Terrorism 15. The Mind as a Consuming Organ Notes Sources Index

About the Author

Thomas C. Schelling was Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Economics and School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland and Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, at Harvard University. He was co-recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics.


Whether one is looking for evidence and insights on the rationality or the irrationality of man, Choice and Consequence is one of the very best places to look...Mr. Schelling's book is a superb place to get a sense of both the need for and the dangers of the assumption of rationality. New York Times What makes Schelling such a pleasure to read, apart from his lean, clear, wry conversational style, is the shrewdness and human insight with which he breaks down complex problems and phenomena into their parts, permitting systematic understanding to develop. The New Republic Without exception, the essays are witty, erudite and stimulating. Wall St. Journal

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