Undercover Economist (The Undercover Economist #1)
An economist's version of The Way Things Work, this engaging volume is part field guide to economics and part expose of the economic principles lurking behind daily events, explaining everything from traffic jams to high coffee prices.
The Undercover Economist is for anyone who's wondered why the gap between rich and poor nations is so great, or why they can't seem to find
اولا الكتاب ده حقق مبيعات عالية فى كذا دولة و مترجم لأكثر من لغة و لما دخلت على صفحة الكتاب لقيت أكثر من 370 صفحة من بين ريفيوهات و تقييمات و لما دخلت على نسخة الكتاب العربية لقيت صفحة واحدة و فيها 3 ريفيوهات .. و إن دل على شىء يدل أننا مجتمع معندوش أى وعى اقتصادى و مش بيحلم أنه يكون عنده وعى اقتصادى
ده مش دليل قوى .. ممكن يكون الناس بتقرا كتب اقتصادية تانية . مع انى أشك الصراحة فى كده
غالبية المثقفين العرب مبيهتموش الا بالروايات اللى بيتكلم عن العالم المثالى ال ...more
But I was wrong. This was a much better book than I thought it was going to end up. It was quite slow at the start when he was talking about Starbucks and pricing policies – but my interest picked up when he discussed two computer printers made by IBM in wh ...more
You can also find out how poverty is easy to fix (you just move the starting b ...more
Growing up, I constantly heard how poor the health care was in socialized medicine and how we should protect our market system. The problem is that our health care syst ...more
Perhaps it's my own fault for reading essentially the same narrowly focused nonfiction book on economics over and over and over again, but I literally received no new information here. Thomas Sowell's "Basic Economics" covers the same ideas in more intellectual depth while Levitt's ...more
A worthy read.
These are exactly the kinds of questions reading this will help you think your way through.
However, the last part of this book was... unsettling. The author veered in to a long discussion of why China is becoming such an economic powerhouse. Then he asserts that it's ok we are losing jobs to China, and in fact we ...more
Which isn't to say that th ...more
Tim harford nether less tackles the basics of economics in his book by showing us the first part of his book in a ...more
I found his cutesy tone annoying as hell. But, bless him, he admirably keeps it up. Well, at least through the first six or so chapters that I read.
Major points for t ...more
rozdział o licytacji częstotliwości 3G w UK był świetny. ten o wpływie globalizacji i wolnego handlu na świat pokazuje, że nie wszystko jest takie proste i jednoznaczne. warto przeczytać.
Your coffee is intriguing to the economist for another reason: he doesn’t know how to make a cappuccino, and he knows thatnobody else does either. Who, after all, could boast of being able to grow, pick, roast, and blend coffee, raise and milk cows, roll steel and mold plastics and assemble them into an espresso machine, and, finally, shape ceramics into a cute mug? Your cappuccino reflects the outcome of a system of staggering comp ...more
Tim Harford menulis buku yang tergolong The Sunday Times Bes ...more
Scarcity is relative, of course, and shifts from situation to situatio ...more
The Undercover Economist seeks to explain the economic theories underpinning everyday life, from buying a coffee to sh ...more