The Skeptical Economist

The Skeptical Economist

The Skeptical Economist
Author : Jonathan Aldred
Publisher : Earthscan
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2012
ISBN 10 : 9781849773263
ISBN 13 : 1849773262
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Skeptical Economist Book Description:

The Skeptical Economist rejects the story told by other popular economics books. It shows that economics is not an agreed body of knowledge or an objective science. In reality, economics is built on ethical foundations, distinctive and controversial views about how we ought to live, and what we value.

The Skeptical Economist

The Skeptical Economist
Author : Eli Ginzberg
Publisher : Westview Press
Total Pages : 182
Release : 1987
ISBN 10 : UOM:39015053264027
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Skeptical Economist Book Description:

Cool It

Cool It
Author : Bjorn Lomborg
Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 272
Release : 2007-09-11
ISBN 10 : 9780307267795
ISBN 13 : 0307267792
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cool It Book Description:

Bjorn Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and staggeringly expensive actions now being considered to meet the challenges of global warming ultimately will have little impact on the world’s temperature. He suggests that rather than focusing on ineffective solutions that will cost us trillions of dollars over the coming decades, we should be looking for smarter, more cost-effective approaches (such as massively increasing our commitment to green energy R&D) that will allow us to deal not only with climate change but also with other pressing global concerns, such as malaria and HIV/AIDS. And he considers why and how this debate has fostered an atmosphere in which dissenters are immediately demonized.

The Skeptical Environmentalist

The Skeptical Environmentalist
Author : Bjørn Lomborg
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 515
Release : 2001
ISBN 10 : 0521010683
ISBN 13 : 9780521010689
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Skeptical Environmentalist Book Description:

Challenges widely held beliefs regarding the current environmental situation, discussing why there is cause for optimism and the need to prioritize resources to address problems.

Cool it

Cool it
Author : Bjorn Lomborg
Publisher : Vintage
Total Pages : 277
Release : 2010
ISBN 10 : 9780307741103
ISBN 13 : 0307741109
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cool it Book Description:

Argues that many of the elaborate actions being considered to stop global warming are too costly and will have little impact, and suggests that society's focus should be on such immediate concerns as fighting HIV/AIDS and maintaining a fresh water supply.

Reflections of Eminent Economists

Reflections of Eminent Economists
Author : Michael Szenberg
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Total Pages : 459
Release : 2004-01-01
ISBN 10 : 1845423631
ISBN 13 : 9781845423636
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reflections of Eminent Economists Book Description:

'We are indebted to Michael Szenberg's persuasive powers in eliciting the self-analyses of economists . . . For these insights, the budding economist as well as the historian of thought should be grateful.' - From the foreword by Kenneth J. Arrow

The Armchair Economist

The Armchair Economist
Author : Steven E. Landsburg
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2012-05-10
ISBN 10 : 9781471112232
ISBN 13 : 1471112233
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Armchair Economist Book Description:

Air bags cause accidents, because well-protected drivers take more risks. This well-documented truth comes as a surprise to most people, but not to economists, who have learned to take seriously the proposition that people respond to incentives. In The Armchair Economist, Steven E. Landsburg shows how the laws of economics reveal themselves in everyday experience and illuminate the entire range of human behavior. Why does popcorn cost so much at the cinema? The 'obvious' answer is that the owner has a monopoly, but if that were the whole story, there would also be a monopoly price to use the toilet. When a sudden frost destroys much of the Florida orange crop and prices skyrocket, journalists point to the 'obvious' exercise of monopoly power. Economists see just the opposite: If growers had monopoly power, they'd have raised prices before the frost. Why don't concert promoters raise ticket prices even when they are sure they will sell out months in advance? Why are some goods sold at auction and others at pre-announced prices? Why do boxes at the football sell out before the standard seats do? Why are bank buildings fancier than supermarkets? Why do corporations confer huge pensions on failed executives? Why don't firms require workers to buy their jobs? Landsburg explains why the obvious answers are wrong, reveals better answers, and illuminates the fundamental laws of human behavior along the way. This is a book of surprises: a guided tour of the familiar, filtered through a decidedly unfamiliar lens. This is economics for the sheer intellectual joy of it.

Avoiding the Fall

Avoiding the Fall
Author : Michael Pettis
Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
Total Pages : 172
Release : 2013-09-24
ISBN 10 : 9780870034084
ISBN 13 : 0870034081
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Avoiding the Fall Book Description:

The days of rapid economic growth in China are over. Mounting debt and rising internal distortions mean that rebalancing is inevitable. Beijing has no choice but to take significant steps to restructure its economy. The only question is how to proceed. Michael Pettis debunks the lingering bullish expectations for China's economic rise and details Beijing's options. The urgent task of shifting toward greater domestic consumption will come with political costs, but Beijing must increase household income and reduce its reliance on investment to avoid a fall.

The Econocracy

The Econocracy
Author : Joe Earle
Publisher : Penguin UK
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2017-07-06
ISBN 10 : 9780141986883
ISBN 13 : 0141986883
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Econocracy Book Description:

A century ago, the idea of 'the economy' didn't exist. Now economics is the supreme ideology of our time, with its own rules and language. The trouble is, most of us can't speak it. This is damaging democracy. Dangerous agendas are hidden inside mathematical wrappers; controversial policies are presented as 'proven' by the models of economic 'science'. Government is being turned over to a publicly unaccountable technocratic elite. The Econocracy reveals that economics is too important to be left to the economists - and shows us how we can begin to participate more fully in the decisions which affect all our futures.

Creating Freedom

Creating Freedom
Author : Raoul Martinez
Publisher : Canongate Books
Total Pages : 512
Release : 2016-09-29
ISBN 10 : 9781782111894
ISBN 13 : 1782111891
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creating Freedom Book Description:

In the run up to the June 8th General Election, Raoul Martinez and his publisher have decided to make the ebook of his book Creating Freedom free to readers in the UK so that the ideas and knowledge contained within it can be as widely disseminated as possible. We are far less free than we like to think. In Creating Freedom, Raoul Martinez exposes the mechanisms of control that pervade our lives and the myths on which they depend. Exploring the lottery of our birth, the coercive influence of concentrated wealth, and the consent-manufacturing realities of undemocratic power, he shows that our faith in free media, free markets, free elections and free will is dangerously misplaced. Written with empathy and imagination, this scholarly, fierce and profoundly hopeful manifesto makes a dazzling case for creating freedom on our own terms.