Life is full of difficult decisions. Do you spend your money today or save it for tomorrow? Which presidential candidate really deserves your vote? How can you find the perfect mate? H. W. Lewis's lighthearted but far-from-flippant book Why Flip a Coin?
examines the ways in which you can make a rational
decision--that is, the best possible decision given the available information. Along the way he describes probabilities, the prisoner's dilemma, gambling, voting systems, and more, offering a fun, math-free look at the logic behind tricky decisions and common fallacies.
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From the Publisher
This well written introduction to an interesting area of science uses real-life examples to demonstrate how to make decisions to the general reader. The author reveals scientific discoveries about the rules that determine the making of a good decision. Some topics covered in this book include, how to pick a spouse, how to win in the office football pool, how to make more money gambling by investing in stocks, and how to pick the best political candidate.