The Undercover Economist: Exposing Why the Rich Are Rich, the Poor Are Poor - And Why You Can Never Buy a Decent Used Car! (Revised, Updated)
By Tim Harford
Praise for The "Undercover Economist":
--Steven Levitt, author of Freakonomics
"A playful guide to the economics of everyday life, and as such. . . something of an elder sibling to Steven Levitt's wild child, the hugely successful Freakonomics."
"A book to savor."
--"The New York Times"
"The Undercover Economist is a book you must pick up if you want a fresh perspective on how basic ideas in economics can help in answering the most complex and perplexing questions about the world around us."
"Anyone mystified by how the world works will benefit from this book - especially anyone confused about why good intentions don't, necessarily, translate into good results."
--"The Daily Telegraph" (UK)
"Harford writes like a dream-and is also one of the leading economic thinkers of his generation. From his book I found out why there's a Starbucks on every corner, what Bob Geldof needs to learn to make development aid work properly, and how not to get duped in an auction. Reading The Undercover Economist is like spending an ordinary day wearing X-ray goggles."
--David Bodanis, author of E=mc2 and Electric Universe
"Popular economics is not an oxymoron, and here is the proof. This book, by the Financial Times columnist Tim Harford, is as lively and witty an introduction to the supposedly "dismal science" as you are likely to read."
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