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Dear undercover economist : priceless advice on money, work, sex, kids, and life's other challenges

Author: Tim Harford
Publisher: New York : Random House Trade Paperbacks, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the first collection of his popular Financial Times columns, Undercover Economist Tim Harford offers witty, charming, and at times caustic answers to our most pressing concerns--all through the lens of economics. Does money buy happiness? Can cities be greener than farms? Can you really "dress for success"? When's the best time to settle down? Harford provides hilarious, unexpected, and wise answers to these and  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Harford
ISBN: 9780812980103 0812980107
OCLC Number: 290470379
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 226 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Introduction : can economics make you happier? --
Speed dating with a money-back guarantee --
How to spend your lottery winnings --
Efficient protocols for the lavatory seat --
How to fool a wine snob --
Selling Michigan to the Chinese.
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In the first collection of his popular Financial Times columns, Undercover Economist Tim Harford offers witty, charming, and at times caustic answers to our most pressing concerns--all through the lens of economics. Does money buy happiness? Can cities be greener than farms? Can you really "dress for success"? When's the best time to settle down? Harford provides hilarious, unexpected, and wise answers to these and other questions. Arranged by topic, easy to read, and hard to put down, Dear Undercover Economist lends an outrageous, compassionate, and indispensable perspective on anything that may irk or ail you--a book well worth the investment.--From publisher description.

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