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The Economic Naturalist: In Search of Explanations for Everyday Enigmas

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  • The Economic Naturalist: In Search of Explanations for Everyday Enigmas (Basic Books (AZ)) – Trade paperback (2008)
    by Professor Robert H Frank

    The Economic Naturalist: In Search of Explanations for Everyday Enigmas

    Trade paperback, Basic Books (AZ)
    2008
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    226 pages

    ISBN: 0465003575
    ISBN-13: 9780465003570

    Why do the keypads on drive-up cash machines have Braille dots? Why are round-trip fares from Orlando to Kansas City higher than those from Kansas City to Orlando? For decades, Robert Frank has been asking his economics students to pose and answer questions like these as a way of learning how economic principles operate in the real world-which they do everywhere, all the time. Once you learn to think like an economist, all kinds of puzzling observations start to make sense. Drive-up ATM keypads have Braille dots because ... Show more

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Now I know who I am

by AFReservist on Jul 23, 2009

this book is sort of a "All I've ever learned I've learned in kindergarten" type book. I wasn't sure I would like the book at first, but as I've gotten into it I've learned quite a bit about the psychology behind economic events. The one that struck home was the thought process of returning to a store to report receiving too much change, but never returning if the store failed to charge you for something. it happened to me and I did just as the author said I would. Makes me wonder what I'll do the next time it happens

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