The Logic of Life: Uncovering the New Economics of Everything
Little, Brown & Co., 2008, 339 HAR
Tim Harford is a leading economics pundit who uses his power for good; instead of devising dark liquidity pools, Harford uses the lessons of economic science to explain the big issues in his Financial Times column The Undercover Economist comments on the news, while his Dear Economist… blog offers advise on interpersonal relationships and snack buying.
Like Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt’s Freakonomics (330 LEV) and Sudhir Venkatesh’s Gang Leader for a Day (364.1066092 VEN), Harford’s The Logic of Life is an economics book that tackles issues both great and small, explaining prostitution, professional poker and your over-paid boss in terms you’ll come to understand.
Tim Harford will be speaking at John Adam Street on Tuesday 8 April at 6pm, and you can book you place now, or contact the RSA Library about borrowing a copy of The Logic of Life.