Do not be deceived by the apparent thinness of this book. The mere 216 pages are dense, the subject is weighty, and the print a little small. In other words, even someone already familiar with the material at hand is going to have to slow down to take in everything that Frey has to offer here. Speaking of which – and before we get to the proper review – there is probably no one out there except for Frey who brings to the subject of economics and ethics the impressive historical breadth of this book. Beginning with the Puritans and continuing all the way through Michael Novak and Amartya Sen, America's Economic Moralists is a truly encyclopedic historical treatment of this crucial and often confusing topic.
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