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A great book and a fun read.
Like other notable Behavioral Economics books, Harford surveys a number of interesting stories and scientific studies to underscore this theme.
You read this book and you just cannot shake the impression that Mr. Harford's publisher really had to squeeze the 272 pages out of him.
Harford discusses economic irrationality and comes close to identifying the causes, but then veers off into emotion and politics. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Marvelous Mal
"The Logic of Life" describes what economists mean by rational and then pursues how economists use that assumption to examine crime, characteristics of cities, marriage and... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bryan L. Boulier
Not sure what to make of this book. Not as well written as it could have been and not sure about the grand ideas, especially about politics. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Kevin Schmittgens
Economics has its popularizer! TH packs quite a lot of material into this slim quick reading book -- all of it interesting and most of it topical. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Librum
Almost as good as Freakonomics. And it's something you can experiment with when you read the newspaper or your e-mail every day.Published 9 months ago by Hobson Lane
good book. great if you are a University Student or a young professional looking for more perspectives on business and government.Published 12 months ago by Rex C Cameron
Harford is oft quoted by right-wing types to justify bigotry or racism, in either "soft" or "hard" aspects. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Enrique Cardova
For some random reason I decided to read this during my senior year of high school. It probably has something to do with with the fact that the words "economics" or... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Katherine
The author's attention to detail on a variety of subject matter make this book for an interesting read. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Jeff Commissaris