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The Armchair Economist : Economics and Everyday Life (REV UPD): Landsburg, Steven E.: BOOKS KINOKUNIYA
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The Armchair Economist : Economics and Everyday Life (REV UPD)
The Armchair Economist : Economics and Everyday Life (REV UPD)
Publisher : Free Pr
Published Date : 2012/05
Binding : Paperback
ISBN : 9781451651737

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Book Description
Source: ENG
Academic Descriptors: A45560000 A45010000
Place of Publication: United States
Edition: Subsequent
Academic Level: Extracurricular
Review:
Kirkus Reviews 1993 September
LJ Reviews 1993 November #1
PW Reviews 1993 November #2
Phoenix Public Library Holdings (Internal Code for CLS)
Table of Contents
 
Preface to the Second Edition                      vii
Introduction                                       xi
  I WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT
    1 The Power of Incentives: How Seat Belts      3  (10)
    Kill
    2 Rational Riddles: Why U2 Concerts Sell Out   13 (12)
    3 Truth or Consequences: How to Split a        25 (13)
    Check or Choose a Movie
    4 The Indifference Principle: Who Cares If     38 (15)
    the Air Is Clean?
    5 The Computer Game of Life: Learning What     53 (6)
    It's All About
  II GOOD AND EVIL
    6 Telling Right from Wrong: The Pitfalls of    59 (14)
    Democracy
    7 Why Taxes Are Bad: The Logic of Efficiency   73 (15)
    8 Why Prices Are Good: Smith versus Darwin     88 (12)
    9 Of Medicine and Candy, Trains and Sparks:    100(15)
    Economics in the Courtroom
  III HOW TO READ THE NEWS
    10 Choosing Sides in the Drug War: How the     115(13)
    Atlantic Monthly Got It Wrong
    11 The Mythology of Deficits                   128(14)
    12 Unsound and Furious: Spurious Wisdom        142(24)
    from the Media
    13 How Statistics Lie: Unemployment Can Be     166(13)
    Good for You
    14 The Policy Vice: Do We Need More            179(9)
    Illiterates?
    15 Some Modest Proposals: The End of           188(13)
    Bipartisanship
  IV HOW MARKETS WORK
    16 Why Popcorn Costs More at the Movies:       201(15)
    And Why the Obvious Answer Is Wrong
    17 Courtship and Collusion: The Mating Game    216(8)
    18 Cursed Winners and Glum Losers: Why Life    224(8)
    Is Full of Disappointments
    19 Random Walks and Stock Market Prices: A     232(11)
    Primer for Investors
    20 Ideas of Interest: Armchair Forecasting     243(9)
    21 The Iowa Car Crop                           252(5)
  V THE PITFALLS OF SCIENCE
    22 Was Einstein Credible? The Economics of     257(11)
    the Scientific Method
    23 New Improved Football: How Economists Go    268(11)
    Wrong
  VI THE PITFALLS OF RELIGION
    24 Why I Am Not an Environmentalist: The       279(12)
    Science of Economics versus the Religion of
    Ecology
Appendix: Notes on Sources                         291(12)
Index                                              303