This important and highly original book explores the application of
economics to the subject of hate via such diverse topics as war,
terrorism, road rage, witchcraft mania, marriage and divorce, and
bullying and harassment. As yet there is no overall economic
approach to hate; Samuel Cameron pioneers this work by using
standard neo-classical economics concepts of the utility-maximizing
consumer and the entrepreneur. He examines emotions as a form of
personal capital and hate as a form of 'negative social capital',
and investigates the idea of a modular matrix of hatred as the
appropriate means of examining the subject. The likely form and
scope of future effects of hate on government policy are also
discussed. Seeking to explore the dimensions of hate as a commodity
from a wider economic perspective, this exceptional book will prove
a fascinating read for those with an interest in the economic value
of hatred in particular, and the economics of the unusual more
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