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Armchair Economist Economics Everyday Life Witty economists are about as easy to find as anorexic mezzo sopranos natty mujahedeen and cheerful Philadelphians But Steven E Landsburg one economist who fits the bill In a wide ranging easily di

  • Title: Armchair Economist: Economics & Everyday Life
  • Author: Steven E. Landsburg
  • ISBN: 9780029177761
  • Page: 372
  • Format: Paperback
  • Armchair Economist: Economics & Everyday Life By Steven E. Landsburg, Witty economists are about as easy to find as anorexic mezzo sopranos, natty mujahedeen, and cheerful Philadelphians But Steven E Landsburg one economist who fits the bill In a wide ranging, easily digested, unbelievably contrarian survey of everything from why popcorn at movie houses costs so much to why recycling may actually reduce the number of trees on the plaWitty economists are about as easy to find as anorexic mezzo sopranos, natty mujahedeen, and cheerful Philadelphians But Steven E Landsburg one economist who fits the bill In a wide ranging, easily digested, unbelievably contrarian survey of everything from why popcorn at movie houses costs so much to why recycling may actually reduce the number of trees on the planet, the University of Rochester professor valiantly turns the discussion of vexing economic questions into an activity that ordinary people might enjoy Joe Queenan, The Wall Street Journal The Armchair Economist is a wonderful little book, written by someone for whom English is a first and beloved language, and it contains not a single graph or equationLandsburg presents fascinating concepts in a form easily accessible to noneconomists Erik M Jensen, The Cleveland Plain Dealer enormous fun from its opening pageLandsburg has done something extraordinary He has expounded basic economic principles with wit and verve Dan Seligman, Fortune
    The Armchair Economist Economics and Everyday Life The extensively revised and updated edition of Steven Landsburg s hugely popular book, The Armchair Economist a delightful compendium of quotidian examples illustrating important economic and financial theories The Journal of Finance In this revised and updated edition of Steven Landsburg s hugely popular book Armchair Economist Economics Everyday Life by Steven E The Armchair Economist was a very revealing and incredibly interesting book on how economics affects our daily lives I was able to take in a lot of new knowledge from this book, and it really provides excellent descriptions and examples to help you understand concepts and it even teaches you how to apply them to different areas of life. The Armchair Economist The Armchair Economist The Armchair Economist Economics and Everyday Life is an economics book written by Rochester professor of economics Steven Landsburg The first edition appeared in A revised and updated edition appeared in May The underlying theme of the book, as Landsburg states on the first page, The Armchair Economist Economics and Everyday Life by Editorial Reviews This new edition of The Armchair Economist is a wide ranging, easily digested, unbelievably contrarian survey of everything from why popcorn at movie houses costs so much to why recycling may actually reduce the number of trees on the planet Landsburg valiantly turns the discussion of vexing economic questions Armchair Economist Quotes by Steven E Landsburg Steven E Landsburg, Armchair Economist Economics And Everyday Experience A low current stock price forecasts a low future price If today s price is low, there is a good reason to buy it s cheap and also a good reason to buy less it s likely to stay cheap. The Armchair Economist revised and updated May May , The Armchair Economist revised and updated May Economics Everyday Life Kindle edition by Steven E Landsburg Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Armchair Economist revised and updated May Economics Everyday Life.

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    1. I wasn t going to bother commenting on this book but in regard to some of the other comments I feel I must Those that rated this book a 1 or 2 and then jumped into politically motivated negative comments shame on you You are intellectually dishonest to yourselves and those that read these reviews There is nothing in this book that pushes a political agenda unlike MOST of the recent psuedo economics books being published What IS presented by Landsburg are sound, economic analysis and discussion [...]

    2. Abysmal, condescending, illogical and mean spirited book on social economics Absolutely no sources named for statistics The author seems to think that a significant number of people go to the movies solely to eat popcorn and that the benefits of recycling are outweighed by the fact that he doesn t feel like doing it.

    3. I have to give this book a three since I did learn something, although I really hold it in remarkable contempt For the first time ever while reading an economics book, I felt like I understood the contempt held for the dismal science I feel like delving into this a bit The author makes a claim that taxes don t add value to a society, because what you take from Peter, you pay to Paul, and in a sense of absolute value, it is true If I have a million millionaires, who each earn 10 million a year, a [...]

    4. Recommended to my wife as Freakonomics better predecessor Armchair Economist was originally published in 1993 , Landsburg describes his work as a chronicle of what he learned at lunch p viii Now, even granting the University of Rochester economics professor latitude befitting his choice of lunchtime companions, I was heartily disappointed to discover that the text indeed lives down to the author s own humble description.The tone is fine Landsburg is chatty and informally fun But each chapter is [...]

    5. Hey friends, long time no see Well I am to blame for that as under pressing circumstances, I got sidetracked from this wonderful addiction P Well, let s talk about this new book that I just finishedThis is the best book I ve read so far folks and I m not exaggerating Well if an armchair economist, as the title suggests, can observe things the way Steven has done, I wonder what would an active economist running here and there will pull off If you stop right wherever you are and go back in time, y [...]

    6. There are a few books that when you read them they change your perspective on everything This on one of those books I did not realize how woefully uneducated I was on how economies work What was a real insight was how small choices of people can make all the difference Everyone could benefit from a few turns in these pages.

    7. Interesting subjects presented but most lacked the critical analysis I was hoping for The author seemed to oscillate between objective presentation and lecturing from personal opinion The last chapter on environmentalism was intriguing but ending with the letter to the teacher seemed arbitrary and very ostentatious.

    8. There is one sentence in the book where the author gets it wrong economic theory predicts that you are not enjoying this book as much as you thought you would I enjoyed it than I thought I would He fixes it in the next couple of sentences This is a special case of a general proposition Most things in life don t turn out as well as you thought they would.

    9. My obsession with economics is starting to become a bit of a problem Here is an example of actual post coital dialogue between me and my girlfriend Me after a few merciful moments of blissful silence One principle difference between the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank in the former s focus on stimulating growth, contrasted with the latter s anti inflationary position, as a result of historical and cultural precedents As such, the ECB tends toward what Americans would view as a tigh [...]

    10. I have read, paused, restarted and paused again on this books numerous times over the course of half a year Landsburg made this book such a hard read I meant this positively to me, some the ideas or arguments carried in this book is overwhelmingly outrageous to what I know and understand perhaps I should say those I thought I know To make sense of them took me multiple flips between the pages to re read the chapters As an honest note, I still couldn t fully understood a few of those arguments I [...]

    11. The Armchair Economist was a very revealing and incredibly interesting book on how economics affects our daily lives I was able to take in a lot of new knowledge from this book, and it really provides excellent descriptions and examples to help you understand concepts and it even teaches you how to apply them to different areas of life This book proves that economics isn t just boring numbers and algorithms, but instead it involves a lot of philosophy and theory that doesn t necessarily require [...]

    12. Much like Freakonomics, this book uses a number of case studies to illustrate different points on economics theories and is quite a fun read however, I would say it goes slightly deeper than Freakonomics as it s slightly detailed and erudite The last chapter, Why I am Not an Environmentalist really made me think, as Landsburg outlines the reasons why commonly held beliefs on the behaviours that help the environment may not be as effective as we think For example, he says that people think recyc [...]

    13. Professor Landsburg extraordinary described the economics involved in our daily life.I liked the expression easy questions thinking using economics.Professor argues that a world run only on an economic basis would turn out bad or good things, but that the good or the bad outcome is minor.It is obviously true that A price is attractive not when it is low compared with the past, but when it is low compared with the expected future I think this book will change your point of view on so many things. [...]

    14. this book was good until the last chapter why I am not an environmentalist overall it was simple to understand and not totally filled with jargon unlike some other economics textbooks sufficient details with relatable real life scenarios that make it easy to be understoodever that last chapter was just it just pisses me off seeing that he thinks all these benefits outweighs the cost of what we are doing to the environment smfh people like him is the reason for global warming.

    15. It is a good book about how most people fail to apply basic economic principles in their lives It s tone reminds me of the Black Swan, as author sounds condescending at times However, this seems appropriate given the general ignorance of basic economics demonstrated by media and by general public No book is probably going to change this prevailing ignorance, but it is a worth pursuit Regardless, Landsburg presents an interesting material and a book was an enjoyable read.

    16. Just a lovely book People of all shapes and sizes will find things to hate and things to love Explains and the national debt and budget deficits very well Skewers the religion of environmentalism Shows how the magic of prices explains so so many elements of economics Can t recommend this book highly.

    17. Steven Landsburg s writings were my post collegiate introduction to the real value of studying economics My colleague, Ron Baker, recommended Landsburg and others I purchased and read the book in almost one sitting Humorous and well written, he describes much of the why of what we do Great book Guaranteed.

    18. Not thrilled about this book It seems too intangible The arguments may be interesting in some cases but I didn t find that they translate well enough to reality I hate to give poor reviews, but given that this is a book focused on concepts about the next best alternative, there are plenty of better alternatives.

    19. I really enjoyed this book, probably because I think like an economist.I found things I agreed with, things I disagreed with, and several that made me go huh In all cases, it made me think, which is why it s worth reading.

    20. Read for class, but it just happened to be about a topic I didn t care at all about Landsburg did not, to me, present a good case for caring about economics Would recommend if you are interested in the topic already know a great deal about the topic, but for the casual reader, I would skip it.

    21. Reading this book is like listening to your favorite Economics professor share his favorite stories If you never had a favorite Economics professor, then Steven Landsburg is your guy Not as flashy as the Freakanomics books, but still a good insight into why things work the way they do.

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