Michael Shermer just released a new book, 'The Mind of the Market: Compassionate Apes, Competitive Humans, and Other Tales from Evolutionary Economics'. It doesnt appear to be like his other books, but Im still confused as to why I havent heard much about it from the skeptic community.
But I cant say Im super excited to pick it up. Blurb #1 from Amazon:
“Written with his customary verve and flair, The Mind of the Market is Michael Shermer at his best. Roving over the entire sweep of history, and drawing on the best of modern science, Shermer attempts a grand synthesis of research from psychology and the neurosciences to demonstrate that markets are moral and that free trade meshes well with human nature. Shermer entertains as well as informs, and in the process he deepens the argument for economic, political and social freedom.”—Dinesh D’Souza, author of What’s So Great About AmericaUh huh. Umm... what? No. I mean, I guess its good to get people from 'the other side' to endorse your book... but D’Souza was what, an English major? Not economics/evolution/relevant field.
Why dont you get SAL to review your next book, Shermer?