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Praise for The Undercover Economist
“This is a book to savor.”
—The New York Times
“Distinguishes itself from the pack . . . lively and insightful.”
—The Wall Street Journal
“Harford is smart. Scary smart. So smart he can illuminate, in clear, entertaining English, ideas and forces of mind-boggling complexity.”
“The Undercover Economist is a rare specimen: a book on economics that will enthrall its readers. Beautifully written and argued, it brings the power of economics to life. This book should be required reading for every elected official, business leader, and university student.”
—Steven D. Levitt, coauthor of Freakonomics
Présentation de l'éditeur
A million readers bought The Undercover Economist
to get the lowdown on how economics works on a small scale, in our everyday lives. Since then, economics has become big news. Crises, austerity, riots, bonuses - all are in the headlines all the time. But how does this large-scale economic world really work? What would happen if we cancelled everyone's debt? How do you create a job? Will the BRIC countries take over the world? Asking - among many other things -- what the future holds for the Euro, why the banks are still paying record bonuses and where government borrowing will take us, in The Undercover Economist Strikes Back
, Tim Harford returns with his trademark clarity and wit to explain what's really going on - and what it means for us all.
Biographie de l'auteur
Tim Harford is the author of The Undercover Economist, The Logic of Life, and Adapt. He writes two columns for the Financial Times, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, Forbes, Esquire, Parade, New York, and Wired. He lives with his family in Oxford.