Contents: Preface to the second edition -- Introduction -- Who pays for your coffee? -- What supermarkets don't want you to know -- Perfect markets and the "world of truth" -- Crosstown traffic -- The inside story -- Rotten investments and rotten eggs -- The men who knew the value of nothing -- Why poor countries are poor -- Beer, fries, and globalization -- How China grew rich -- Notes -- Index.
Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2012
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Summary: "Today we think statistics are the enemy, numbers used to mislead and confuse us. That's a mistake, Tim Harford says in The Data Detective. We shouldn't be suspicious of statistics-we need to understand what they mean and how they can improve our lives: they are, at heart, human behavior seen through the prism of numbers and are often "the only way of grasping much of what is going on around...
Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2021
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Summary: Outlines a counterintuitive approach to changing the world by assessing its failures, drawing on myriad disciplines to argue that complex challenges must be met through adaptive trial-and-error practices that do not depend on expert opinions or ready-made solutions.
Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011
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Summary: "A smart, lively history of the world economy, seen through the crucial inventions that shaped it. Who thought up paper money? What was the secret element that made the Gutenberg printing press possible? What is the connection between The Da Vinci Code and the collapse of Lehman Brothers? In [this book], author and economist Tim Harford paints an epic yet intimate picture of economic change by...
Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2017