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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 St. Martin's Press (first published April 2007)
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Jason
Apr 18, 2009 rated it liked it
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
Feb 14, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
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A bit like freakonomics but reads well.
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