The Great Recession has colored global life for years, yet few grasp its deep causes and many worry it can happen again. In this compelling book, economist Daniel Friedman and author Daniel McNeill reveal the underpinnings of such disasters. They arise when morals sabotage markets, or vice versa. Morals and markets exist in a dangerous balance that has deeply influenced corporate life, terrorism, the War on Drugs, and global warming, among other issues related to our happiness. It is a core dynamic of our world. It touches the lives of people everywhere.