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The Armchair Economist: Economics and Everyday Life
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Free Pr
Publication date May 1, 2012
Pages 316
Binding Paperback
Edition Rev upd
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9781451651737
ISBN-10 1451651732
Dimensions 1 by 5.50 by 8.50 in.
Weight 0.62 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: The extensively revised and updated edition of Steven Landsburg’s hugely popular book, The Armchair Economist—“a delightful compendium of quotidian examples illustrating important economic and financial theories” (The Journal of Finance).

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 disappointments?

Whether these are nagging questions you’ve always had, or ones you never even thought to ask, this new edition of The Armchair Economist turns the eternal ideas of economic theory into concrete answers that you can use to navigate the challenges of contemporary life.

Editions
Hardcover
from Free Pr (October 1, 1993)
9780029177754 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 0.75 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $22.95
About: Offers an economist's view of everyday human behavior, and examines surprising situations from everyday life, such as why is movie theater popcorn so expensive, and why do seatbelts cause more accidents
Paperback
Book cover for 9780029177761 Book cover for 9781451651737
 
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Rev upd edition from Free Pr (May 1, 2012)
9781451651737 | details & prices | 316 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.62 lbs | List price $16.00
About: The extensively revised and updated edition of Steven Landsburg’s hugely popular book, The Armchair Economist—“a delightful compendium of quotidian examples illustrating important economic and financial theories” (The Journal of Finance).
Reprint edition from Free Pr (March 1, 1995)
9780029177761 | details & prices | 5.75 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.65 lbs | List price $14.99
About: Offers an economist's view of everyday human behavior, and examines surprising situations from everyday life, such as why is movie theater popcorn so expensive, and why do seatbelts cause more accidents.

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