The Logic of Life: Book by Tim Harford

The Logic of Life

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ISBN: 9780349120416    Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group Year of publishing: 2009     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 288        Language: English
Truly eye-opening ...There is almost no situation that Harford cannot dissect with his sharp economist's tools ...economics has never been this cool' NEW STATESMAN If humans are so clever, why do we smoke...Read more
Truly eye-opening ...There is almost no situation that Harford cannot dissect with his sharp economist's tools ...economics has never been this cool' NEW STATESMAN If humans are so clever, why do we smoke and gamble, or take drugs, or fall in love? Is this really rational behaviour? And how come your idiot boss is so overpaid? In fact, the behaviour of even the unlikeliest of individuals - prostitutes, drug addicts, racists and revolutionaries - complies with economic logic, taking into account future costs and benefits, even if we don't quite realise it. We are rational beings after all.
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About the author: Tim Harford
Tim Harford writes the 'Dear Economist' column for the FT Saturday magazine. An award winning public speaker, Tim has been an economist for a major oil company... Read more
Tim Harford writes the 'Dear Economist' column for the FT Saturday magazine. An award winning public speaker, Tim has been an economist for a major oil company and an economics tutor at Oxford University.
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Review:
The chapter "Why is Your Boss Overpaid?" is in itself worth the price of this book Sunday TELEGRAPH This is no minor thesis ... If you loved [The Tipping Point and Freakonomics] you'll love this...Read more
The chapter "Why is Your Boss Overpaid?" is in itself worth the price of this book Sunday TELEGRAPH This is no minor thesis ... If you loved [The Tipping Point and Freakonomics] you'll love this FINANCIAL TIMES
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