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Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity

Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0691135090

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ISBN13: 978-0691135090
ISBN10: 0691135096
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 08
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Published: 2008
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Price of Everything: A Parable of Possibility and Prosperity - 08 edition

ISBN13: 978-0691135090

Russell Roberts

ISBN13: 978-0691135090
ISBN10: 0691135096
Cover type: Hardback
Edition/Copyright: 08
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Published: 2008
International: No
Summary

''A remarkable use of parables and dialogues to convey economic intuitions. This should be mandatory reading for anyone who wants to understand this branch of applied philosophy we call economics.''--Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author ofThe Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable ''This is a great story about human, social, and economic betterment brought about by the forces of spontaneous coordination. It's also about justice and there's a warm ending. Read and enjoy.''--Vernon Smith, Nobel Prize-winning economist ''The Price of Everythingilluminates the astonishing economic world we live in. This book could change your life--reading it will give you a sense of wonder about the everyday marvels that are all around us.''--Paul Romer, Stanford University ''The Price of Everythingis sensationally good fiction and sensationally good economics.''--Deirdre N. McCloskey, author ofThe Bourgeois Virtues

Author Bio

Russell Roberts is professor of economics at George Mason University, the J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Distinguished Scholar at George Mason's Mercatus Center, and a research fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution.

Table of Contents

Author's Note xi
Chapter 1: Thinking Outside the Box 1
Chapter 2: Out of Control 7
Chapter 3: Birds of a Feather 17
Chapter 4: Inconceivable 29
Chapter 5: Leaning on the Gardener 52
Chapter 6: Mea Culpa 64
Chapter 7: The Goose That Lays the Golden Eggs 77
Chapter 8: A Night in the Cemetery 104
Chapter 9: The Price of Everything 115
Chapter 10: No Host No Problem 129
Chapter 11: The Weaver of Dreams 150
Chapter 12: A Wild and Precious Life 166
Chapter 13: How's It Going to End? 174
Sources and Further Reading 191
Acknowledgments 201

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