Synopses & Reviews
David Friedman has never taken an economics class in his life. Sure, he's taught
economics at UCLA. Chicago, Tulane, Cornell, and Santa Clara, but don't hold that against him. After all, everyone's an economist. We all make daily decisions that rely, consciously or not, on an acute understanding of economic theory--from picking the fastest checkout tine at the supermarket to voting or not voting, from negotiating the best job offer to finding the right person to marry.
Hidden Order is an essential guide to rational living, revealing all you need to know to get through each day without being eaten alive. Friedman's wise and immensely accessible book is perfect for amateur economists, struggling economics students, young parents and professionals--just about anyone who wants a clear-cut approach to why we make the choices we do and a sensible strategy for how to make the right ones.
What do topics as diverse as recycling, dating, rush-hour commuting, shopping, outwitting muggers, and parenting have to do with economics? In this engaging guide, David Friedman explains the practical economic applications behind the things people do every day. "A surprisingly lucid and useful book, and about as appealing as economics gets".--"Kirkus Reviews". 55 line art illustrations.
About the Author
David Friedman is a visiting professor of economics at Santa Clara University. The son of Nobel laureate Milton Friedman, he authored Price Theory, considered the discipline's primer on the subject. He earned his Ph.D. in physics from the University of Chicago. He resides with his family in San Jose.