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In the first collection of his popular Financial Times columns, Undercover Economist 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? Can cities be greener than farms? Can you really "dress for success"? When's the best time to settle down? Harford provides 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.--From publisher description.

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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.

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In the first collection of his popular Financial Times columns, Undercover Economist 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? Can cities be greener than farms? Can you really "dress for success"? When's the best time to settle down? Harford provides 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.--From

About the Author

Tim Harford is the author of the bestseller The Undercover Economist and The Logic of Life and a member of the editorial board of the Financial Times, where he also writes the “Dear Economist” column. He is a regular contributor to Slate, Forbes, and NPR’s Marketplace. He was the host of the BBC TV series Trust Me, I’m an Economist and now presents the BBC series More or Less. Harford has been an economist at the World Bank and an economics tutor at Oxford University. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.

Table of Contents

Introduction : can economics make you happier? — Speed dating with a money-back guarantee — How to spend your lottery winnings — Efficient protocols for the lavatory seat — How to fool a wine snob — Selling Michigan to the Chinese.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588369147
Subtitle:
Priceless Advice on Money, Work, Sex, Kids, and Life's Other Challenges
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Harford, Tim
Author:
Tim Harford
Subject:
Business & Economics : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Economics
Subject:
Economics -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20090825
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
240

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , In the first collection of his popular Financial Times columns, Undercover Economist 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? Can cities be greener than farms? Can you really "dress for success"? When's the best time to settle down? Harford provides 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.--From
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