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 S
mith, 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
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 ...show less
Edition/Copyright:08 Cover: Hardback Publisher:Princeton University Press Published: 07/28/2008 International: No
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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.
The Price of Everything[is] Russ Roberts' latest didactic novel. I cannot recommend it strongly enough. I thought his other fictional attempts to teach economics were decent, but in my opinion this one represents a real step up.
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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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