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The undercover economist, Tim Harford

Label
The undercover economist
Title
The undercover economist
Statement of responsibility
Tim Harford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"With over one million copies sold, The Undercover Economist has been hailed worldwide as a fantastic guide to the fundamental principles of economics. An economist's version of The Way Things Work, this engaging volume is part Economics 101 and part expose of the economic principles lurking behind daily events, explaining everything from traffic jams to high coffee prices. This revised edition, newly updated to consider the banking crisis and economic turbulence of the last four years, is essential for anyone who has wondered why the gap between rich and poor nations is so great, or why they can't seem to find a decent second-hand car, or how to outwit Starbucks. Senior columnist for the Financial Times Tim Harford brings his experience and insight to bear as he ranges from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the United States to reveal how supermarkets, airlines, and coffee chains--to name just a few--are vacuuming money from our wallets. Harford punctures the myths surrounding some of today's biggest controversies, including the high cost of health-care; he reveals why certain environmental laws can put a smile on a landlord's face; and he explains why some industries can have high profits for innocent reasons, while in other industries something sinister is going on. Covering an array of economic concepts including scarce resources, market power, efficiency, price gouging, market failure, inside information, and game theory, Harford sheds light on how these forcesshape our day-to-day lives, often without our knowing it. Showing us the world through the eyes of an economist, Tim Harford reveals that everyday events are intricate games of negotiations, contests of strength, and battles of wits. Written with a light touch and sly wit, The Undercover Economist turns 'the dismal science' into a true delight"--Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1973-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harford, Tim
Dewey number
330.9/0511
Index
index present
LC call number
HC59.15
LC item number
.H35 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Economic history
  • Economics
  • Consumer education
Label
The undercover economist, Tim Harford
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Exposing why the rich are rich, the poor are poor--and why you can never buy a decent used car!"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the second edition -- Introduction -- Who pays for your coffee? -- What supermarkets don't want you to know -- Perfect markets and the "world of truth" -- Crosstown traffic -- The inside story -- Rotten investments and rotten eggs -- The men who knew the value of nothing -- Why poor countries are poor -- Beer, fries, and globalization -- How China grew rich -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
ix, 293 pages
Isbn
9780199926510
Lccn
2011048100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
100584480
System control number
  • ocn764591337
  • (OCoLC)764591337
  • 2587676
Label
The undercover economist, Tim Harford
Publication
Note
"Exposing why the rich are rich, the poor are poor--and why you can never buy a decent used car!"--Cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface to the second edition -- Introduction -- Who pays for your coffee? -- What supermarkets don't want you to know -- Perfect markets and the "world of truth" -- Crosstown traffic -- The inside story -- Rotten investments and rotten eggs -- The men who knew the value of nothing -- Why poor countries are poor -- Beer, fries, and globalization -- How China grew rich -- Notes -- Index
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
Revised edition.
Extent
ix, 293 pages
Isbn
9780199926510
Lccn
2011048100
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
100584480
System control number
  • ocn764591337
  • (OCoLC)764591337
  • 2587676

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