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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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011
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