"This book is important and timely. While opponents of freedom have largely conceded that markets are unbeatable on the efficiency front, they now alleged that markets suffer a host of cultural deficiencies. If people today are heeding these allegations, it`s because too few first-rate scholars have given culture the role it deserves in analyses of markets, politics, and other social institutions. Lavoie and Chamlee-Wright persuasively argue for the importance of culture in shaping social institutions and for the necessity of incorporating culture into our social sciences."
--Don Boudreaux, Chairman of the Economics Department, George Mason University
"This book is a remarkable achievement: by synthesizing culture studies and economics, it improves both disciplines. . . . There is no more sophisticated treatment of the role of culture in economics out there."
--Kevin Quinn, Bowling Green State University