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The price of everything : a parable of possibility and prosperity

Author: Russell D Roberts
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2008.
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Stanford University student and Cuban American tennis prodigy Ramon Fernandez is outraged when a nearby mega-store hikes its prices the night of an earthquake. He crosses paths with provost and economics professor Ruth Lieber when he plans a campus protest against the price-gouging retailer--which is also a major donor to the university. Ruth begins a dialogue with Ramon about prices, prosperity, and innovation and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Didactic fiction
Fiction
Belletristische Darstellung
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Russell D Roberts
ISBN: 9780691135090 0691135096 9780691143354 0691143358
OCLC Number: 231587398
Description: 203 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Thinking outside the box --
Out of control --
Birds of a feather --
Inconceivable --
Leaning on the gardener --
Mea culpa --
The goose that lays the golden eggs --
A night in the cemetery --
The price of everything --
No host no problem --
The weaver of dreams --
A wild and precious life --
How's it going to end?
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Intends to give the reader an appreciation for how our economy works and the wondrous role that the price of everything plays in everyday life. This book presents a story about economic growth and  Read more...

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