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The Resource The armchair economist : economics and everyday life, Steven E. Landsburg

The armchair economist : economics and everyday life, Steven E. Landsburg

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The armchair economist : economics and everyday life
Title
The armchair economist
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economics and everyday life
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Steven E. Landsburg
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Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
HM35
LC item number
.L35 2012
Literary form
non fiction
The armchair economist : economics and everyday life, Steven E. Landsburg
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The armchair economist : economics and everyday life, Steven E. Landsburg
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Contents
Preface to the second edition -- Introduction -- What life is all about -- The power of incentives : how seat belts kill -- Rational riddles : why u2 concerts sell out -- Truth or consequences : how to split a check or choose a movie -- The indi_erence principle : who cares if the air is clean? -- The computer game of life : learning what it's all about -- Good and evil -- Telling right from wrong : the pitfalls of democracy -- Why taxes are bad : the logic of e_ciency -- Why prices are good : smith versus darwin -- Of medicine and candy, trains and sparks : economics in the courtroom -- How to read the news -- Choosing sides in the drug war : how the atlantic monthly got it wrong -- The mythology of deficits -- The idiot file : spurious wisdom from the internet -- How statistics lie : unemployment can be good for you -- The policy vice : do we need more illiterates? -- Some modest proposals : the end of bipartisanship -- How markets work -- Why popcorn costs more at the movies, and why the obvious answer is wrong -- Courtship and collusion : the mating game -- Cursed winners and glum losers : why life is full of disappointments -- Random walks and stock market prices : a primer for investors -- Ideas of interest : armchair forecasting -- The iowa car crop -- The pitfalls of science -- Was einstein credible? : the economics of the scientificc method -- New improved football how economists go wrong -- The pitfalls of religion -- Why I am not an environmentalist: the science of economics versus the religion of ecology -- Appendix
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22 cm.
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Edition
Rev. & updated ed.
Extent
xiii, 316 p.
Isbn
9781451651737
Isbn Type
(pbk. reissue)
Lccn
2011051923
System control number
(OCoLC)741542720

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