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Obliquity: Why Our Goals Are Best Achieved Indirectly Hardcover – April 14, 2011

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'A characteristic John Kay production. It is a pleasure to read...with wit and humour, too. He integrates economics and philosophy, operations research and sociology, political science and psychology. It is a useful corrective to the patent remedies of those snake-oil salesmen who display their wares at airport bookshops...a thought-provoking, and even useful read.' Howard Davies, Financial Times --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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John Kay is a visiting professor at the London School of Economics and a fellow of St. John's College, Oxford University. As the director, he established the Institute for Fiscal Studies as one of Britain's most respected think tanks.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Press; First Edition edition (April 14, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1594202788
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594202780
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,058,854 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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