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The Resource The logic of life : the rational economics of an irrational world, Tim Harford, (electronic resource)

The logic of life : the rational economics of an irrational world, Tim Harford, (electronic resource)

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The logic of life : the rational economics of an irrational world
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The logic of life
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the rational economics of an irrational world
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Tim Harford
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eng
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Life seems illogical sometimes. Individuals do risky things: take drugs, have unprotected sex, mug each other. If you've ever been in love, you know how crazy it feels, and divorce rarely looks like a rational process. The unfathomable appears on a larger scale: why do some neighborhoods thrive while others become ghettos, some cities live while others die? Why is the United States a democracy while China is not? Thorny questions, and you might think the outcome is impossible to predict. But economists believe that life is logical, and rational patterns often underpin what looks like chaos or confusion. The logic of life reveals that rational behavior appears in the most unexpected places: drug addicts and muggers behave rationally. Suburban sprawl and inner city decay also follow rational patterns. Economics can explain how teenagers decide whether or not to have sex, why your boss is overpaid, and why your neighborhood is segregated. Using economic tools to pry open the secrets of human behavior, The logic of life unifies the new economics and accessibly presents for the first time its compelling strengths and frustrating blind spots
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1973-
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Harford, Tim
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339
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HB3731
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.H37 2008ab
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Read by John Lee
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  • Lee, John Rafter
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  • Economics
  • Rational expectations (Economic theory)
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The logic of life : the rational economics of an irrational world, Tim Harford, (electronic resource)
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  • Duration: 8:57:56
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9781415947906
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(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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sound
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8EBFB57E-91F7-4982-8A76-3075228D5D1C
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  • 1050820
  • (OCoLC)ocm213331458
  • 4391-65160
  • (OCoLC)213331458
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The logic of life : the rational economics of an irrational world, Tim Harford, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 8:57:56
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digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
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electronic
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not applicable
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9781415947906
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(sound recording : OverDrive Audio Book)
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sound
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digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
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unknown
Stock number
8EBFB57E-91F7-4982-8A76-3075228D5D1C
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  • 2163732
  • 1050820
  • (OCoLC)ocm213331458
  • 4391-65160
  • (OCoLC)213331458
  • ocn213331458
  • 2163732
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