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Economics 2.0: What the Best Minds in Economics Can Teach You About Business and Life

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Economics shapes our life, from global policy to how much you pay for a new pair of shoes from China to whether you will survive your bypass surgery. For example, did you know how fitness studios earn most of their money? --From the laziness and irrationality of their customers. Why are women more successful investors? -- Because they are more humble and less interested in ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published December 23rd 2008 by Palgrave Macmillan Trade (first published April 2007)
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Jason
This is a book that should be of interest to both Economists and non-economists. It has a Freakonomics pedigree, but reads more like a newspaper or a blog. The benefit of this format is that the authors are able to review a wide variety of economic studies. The downside is there isn't any real thesis. The book is basically just: "here are summaries of some interesting economic research".

Nevertheless, the book is non-technical, informative, and a fairly fun read. Most of the book examines studie
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Toni
its not mind blowing, but there are some facts in it which should get your interest and will undoubtedly change your way of thinking about money. If you are a business student like me, it will change some incentives in your life.
Rahul Patidar
A collection of random but interesting concepts.
Brian Pinnock
A bit like freakonomics but reads well.
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