Economics of Special Subjects
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Freakonomics
A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Paperback      ISBN: 0060731338
Takes an unconventional look at how the economy really works, from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what really matters and what really drives the economy, in an edition than includes a new preface, additional material, and a Q&A with the author and Stephen Dubner. 500,000 first printing. Original.
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Freakonomics
A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Hardcover      ISBN: 006073132x
Takes an unconventional look at how the economy really works, from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what really matters and what really drives the economy.
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Freakonomics
A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Paperback      ISBN: 0061245135
Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an econo-mist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing—and whose conclusions turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They usually begin with a mountain of data and a simple question. Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish quality. Thus the new field of study contained in this book: freakonomics. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives—how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. In Freakonomics, they explore the hidden side of . . . well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher. The secrets of the Klu Klux Klan. What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world, despite a great deal of complexity and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not unknowable, and—if the right questions are asked—is even more intriguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking. Freakonomics establishes this unconventional premise: If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work. It is true that readers of this book will be armed with enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties. But Freakonomics can provide more than that. It will literally redefine the way we view the modern world.
The Atlantic City Gamble: A Twentieth Century Fund Report
The Atlantic City Gamble
A Twentieth Century Fund Report
Paperback      ISBN: 0674051262
Biblical Economic Ethics: Sacred Scripture’s Teachings on Economic Life
Biblical Economic Ethics
Sacred Scripture’s Teachings on Economic Life
Hardcover      ISBN: 0739182293
Written in non-technical language accessible to non-specialist readers, this book is a theological synthesis of the findings of scripture scholars and ethicists on what the Bible teaches about economic life.
Biblical Economic Ethics: Sacred Scripture's Teachings on Economic Life
Biblical Economic Ethics
Sacred Scripture's Teachings on Economic Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1498515843
Biodiversity Loss: Economic and Ecological Issues
Biodiversity Loss
Economic and Ecological Issues
Paperback      ISBN: 0521588669
The book reports key findings of a research program in which economists and ecologists considered the consequences of biodiversity loss.
Biodiversity Loss: Economic and Ecological Issues
Biodiversity Loss
Economic and Ecological Issues
Hardcover      ISBN: 0521471788
The book reports key findings of a research program in which economists and ecologists considered the consequences of biodiversity loss.
Biotech Industry: A Global, Economic, and Financing Overview
Biotech Industry
A Global, Economic, and Financing Overview
Hardcover      ISBN: 0471465615
"The biotech industry is a complex, rapidly evolving, and critical industry. The industry holds great commercial and societal promise, but it is also filled with hype, confusion, and risks. Bergeron and Chan do a remarkable job of providing a sweeping insightful, and probing assessment of the current state and likely evolution of this global industry. This book is essential reading for the executive who desires a thorough understanding of this business and its potential."--John P. Glasser, Vice President and Chief Information Offers, Partners Healthcare System, Inc. "Bergeron and Chan have done a marvelous job integrating many different perspectives to give the reader a coherent road map of the biotech industry for the next decade. This powerful book is anchored by numerous relevant examples that create a framework which any life sciences professional needs to understand. Of particular note is the compelling assessment of the IT industry and its impact on the life sciences as these industries converge."--Michael A. Greeley, Managing General Partner, IDG Ventures. An in-depth examination of the growth and financing of the biotechnology industry worldwide Biotech Industry: A Global, Economic, and Financing Overview provides a thorough look at the current state of the biotechnology industry, including where major research is being conducted, where it's being applied, and where money and intellectual capital are flowing. Written by a renowned business columnist and an entrepreneurial scientist in the biotech area, this unique book gives Eos and other senior-level managers an understanding of Asia's pivotal role in the worldwide success of biotechnology commercialization, as well as insight into the biotech market over the next decade.
Boomer Destiny: Leading the U.S. Through the Worst Crisis Since the Great Depression
Boomer Destiny
Leading the U.S. Through the Worst Crisis Since the Great Depression
Hardcover      ISBN: 0313356041
The U.S. experiences a major crisis about every eighty years, and the last big crisis started more than eighty years ago. If history is any indicator, argues author Tom Osenton, we are in the very early stages of the next major crisis--one that could make the Great Depression seem like a day at the beach. The storm clouds are on the horizon: A slowing U.S. economy, major banks failing, a weakening dollar, the subprime mortgage debacle, a widening gap between the wealthy and working class, credit delinquencies and bankruptcies on the rise, infrastructure crumbling, healthcare in crisis--the list goes on and on. Baby Boomers, says Osenton, are standing precisely where FDR stood at the beginning of the Great Depression, and they are in a unique position to help pull society out of the morass and set the country on a course of growth and contentment for generations to come.