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Phishing for phools : the economics of manipulation and deception

Author: George A Akerlof; Robert J Shiller
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015]
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George A Akerlof; Robert J Shiller
ISBN: 9780691168319 0691168318
OCLC Number: 922884401
Notes: INTRODUCTION: Expect to Be Manipulated: Phishing Equilibrium. PART ONE: Unpaid Bills and Financial Crash. CHAPTER ONE: Temptation Strews Our Path. CHAPTER TWO: Reputation Mining and Financial Crisis. PART TWO: Phishing in Many Contexts. CHAPTER THREE: Advertisers Discover How to Zoom In on Our Weak Spots. CHAPTER FOUR: Rip-offs Regarding Cars, Houses, and Credit Cards. CHAPTER FIVE: Phishing in Politics. CHAPTER SIX: Phood, Pharma, and Phishing. CHAPTER SEVEN: Innovation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. CHAPTER EIGHT Tobacco and Alcohol. CHAPTER NINE: Bankruptcy for Profit. CHAPTER TEN: Michael Milken Phishes with Junk Bonds as Bait. CHAPTER ELEVEN: The Resistance and Its Heroes. PART THREE: Conclusion and Afterword. CONCLUSION: EXAMPLES AND GENERAL LESSONS: New Story in America and Its Consequences. AFTERWORD: The Significance of Phishing Equilibrium
Awards: Commended for PROSE Awards: Economics 2016
Long-listed for Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2015
Description: xvi, 272 s
Contents: PREFACE vii INTRODUCTION Expect to Be Manipulated: Phishing Equilibrium 1 PART ONE Unpaid Bills and Financial Crash CHAPTER ONE Temptation Strews Our Path 15 CHAPTER TWO Reputation Mining and Financial Crisis 23 PART TWO Phishing in Many Contexts CHAPTER THREE Advertisers Discover How to Zoom In on Our Weak Spots 45 CHAPTER FOUR Rip-offs Regarding Cars, Houses, and Credit Cards 60 CHAPTER FIVE Phishing in Politics 72 CHAPTER SIX Phood, Pharma, and Phishing 84 CHAPTER SEVEN Innovation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 96 CHAPTER EIGHT Tobacco and Alcohol 103 CHAPTER NINE Bankruptcy for Profit 117 CHAPTER TEN Michael Milken Phishes with Junk Bonds as Bait 124 CHAPTER ELEVEN The Resistance and Its Heroes 136 PART THREE Conclusion and Afterword CONCLUSION: EXAMPLES AND GENERAL LESSONS New Story in America and Its Consequences 149 AFTERWORD The Significance of Phishing Equilibrium 163 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 175 NOTES 181 BIBLIOGRAPHY 233 INDEX 257
Other Titles: Phishing for fools
Responsibility: George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller

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