Dear Undercover Economist

Dear Undercover Economist

Priceless Advice on Money, Work, Sex, Kids, and Life's Other Challanges

Book - 2009
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Random House, Inc.
Throughout history, great philosophers have been answering profound questions about life. But do they know why your socks keep disappearing from the dryer, or how to choose the quickest line at the supermarket? Probably not, but Tim Harford does. . . .

In Dear Undercover Economist
, the first collection of his wildly popular Financial Times columns, Tim Harford offers witty, charming, and at times caustic answers to our most pressing concerns–all through the lens of economics. Does money buy happiness? Is “the one” really out there? Can cities be greener than farms? Can you really “dress for success”? When’s the best time to settle down? Harford provides brilliant, hilarious, unexpected, and wise answers to these and other questions. Arranged by topic, easy to read, and hard to put down, Dear Undercover Economist lends an outrageous, compassionate, and indispensable perspective on anything that may irk or ail you–a book well worth the investment.

Baker & Taylor
Addresses write-in questions from an economic standpoint, in a volume culled from the author's popular Financial Times column that shares his perspectives on such topics as the cost-benefit analysis of smoking, how economies of scale can enable romantic relationships, and the positive and negative externalities of setting off fireworks. By the best-selling author of The Logic of Life. Original.

Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, c2009
ISBN: 9780812980103
Characteristics: xii, 226 p. ; 21 cm


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