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The Armchair Economist

The Armchair Economist

Economics & Everyday Life

Why does popcorn cost so much at the movies?
When does it make sense not to recycle?
Why are laws against polygamy detrimental to women?
Steven E. Landsburg examines everything from taxes, unemployment and illiteracy to the mating game, the death penalty and environmentalism to solve the puzzling questions that occur in daily living. Both controversial and humorous, The Armchair Economist demystifies the economics of everyday behaviour, and shows how the laws of economics can reveal themselves in surprising ways.
Put your convictions to the test with The Armchair Economist.
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  • Simon & Schuster UK | 
  • 336 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781471101311 | 
  • May 2012
List Price £7.99

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About the Author

Steven E. Landsburg

Steven E. Landsburg is a Professor of Economics at the University of Rochester. He is the author of The Armchair Economist, Fair Play, More Sex is Safer Sex, The Big Questions, two textbooks in economics, a forthcoming textbook on general relativity and cosmology, and over 30 journal articles in mathematics, economics and philosophy.

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