Witty economists are about as easy to find as anorexic mezzo-sopranos, natty mujahedeen, and cheerful Philadelphians. But Steven E. Landsburg is one. The Armchair Economist by Steven E. Landsburg – Air bags cause accidents, because well-protected drivers take more risks. This well-documented truth comes. In The Armchair Economist, Steven E. Landsburg shows how economic thinking illuminates the entire range of human behavior. But instead of focusing on the.

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How many additional accidents were caused by the safety regulations of the s? If you stop right wherever you are and go back in time, you would realize that there have been many instances when you have faced an argument, contrary of which would’ve seemed impossible because of the unpopularity of the it but still you were left with a nagging sensation.

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Require every car to have a spear mounted on the steering wheel, pointing directly at the driver”s heart. View all 5 comments. Jan 16, Bruce rated it it was ok Recommends it for: I’m glad that Ceonomist found out about this book and it made me to feel proud of being an economist even if just by education.


Mar 02, Alice Furse added it. What IS presented by Landsburg are sound, economic analysis and discussion.

I wasn’t going to bother commenting on this book but in regard to landsubrg of the other comments I feel I must. Mar 27, Summer rated it it was ok Shelves: An interesting side effect appears to have been an increase in the number of pedestrian deaths; pedestrians, after all, gain no benefit from padded dashboards.

As such, the ECB tends toward what Americans would view as My obsession with economics is starting to become a bit of a problem. Open Preview See a Problem?

At the same time, the regulations tend to increase the number of driver deaths by encouraging reckless behavior Which effect is the greater?

Armchair Economist: Economics & Everyday Life by Steven E. Landsburg

As such, the ECB tends toward what Americans would view as a tight monetary policy. Most things in life don’t turn economistt as well as you thought they would.

Oct 21, Anthea rated armfhair liked it Shelves: There may be an extra cottage in Aspen un-purchased, a Mazzerati sp undriven, or some classy couture unworn. Not necessarily — an energy-efficient car reduces the price of driving, and people will choose to drive more.

Well, this book will to help you to think differently by presenting you with those simulations with a bend of economics at every turn I will provide you with some of the insights and questions that I faced while reading and I would be more than happy to have discussion on any of these: The author seems to think that a significant number of people go to the movies solely to eat popcorn and that the benefits of recycling are outweighed by the fact that he doesn’t feel like doing it.

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A little knowledge is a notoriously dangerous thing, and when I read popular and clearly intentionally provocative economics treatises such as this book, I just have an overwhelming urge to argue with their authors. I really enjoyed this book, probably because I think like an economist. To ask other readers questions about Armchair Economistplease sign up.

Armchair Economist: Economics & Everyday Life

We need not ask whether small pleasures landsburgg worth any risk; the answer is obviously yes. Not necessarily — the invention reduces the “price” of sexual intercourse unwanted pregnancies being a component of that price and thereby induces people to engage in more of it.

See 1 question about Armchair Economist…. So if enjoying nature means something, there could theoretically be a dollar value attached. How is this wrong?

For one, they all invite healthy discussion and most importantly, if the proponent cannot prove it right, the dissenter cannot prove it wrong either so that makes all of these topics a moot point Every book has something or the other to offer, but the most important take away from this book is that it will keep you safe from the subliminal indoctrination of belief systems inside you which you might be able to realize only when it’ll be too late.

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