The Armchair Economist: Economics and Everyday Life (by Steven E. Landsburg)


Author(s): Steven E. Landsburg

Publisher: Free Press
Publish date: 2012-05-01
ISBN-10: 1451651732
ISBN-13: 9781451651737
Language: English
Description: Revised and updated May 2012.
In this revised and updated edition of Steven
Landsburg’s hugely popular book, he applies economic theory to
today’s most pressing concerns, answering a diverse range of daring
questions, such as:
Why are seat belts deadly?
Why do celebrity endorsements sell products?
Why are failed executives paid so much?
Who should bear the cost of oil spills?
Do government deficits matter?
How is workplace safety bad for workers? What’s
wrong with the local foods movement?
Which rich people can’t be taxed?
Why is rising unemployment sometimes good?
Why do women pay more at the dry cleaner?
Why is life full of… more…

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