The economic naturalist's field guide: common sense principles for troubled times

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How do people actually behave when confronted with economic choices? And remember, almost every choice we make is economic. While our desires are boundless, our resources are limited and tradeoffs confront us at every turn. Arguing that self-interest alone cannot explain the choices we make, Robert H. Frank, a leading proponent of the emerging field of behavioral economics, suggests that context shapes every decision and that consistent human foibles matter, no matter how much economists wish to ignore them. With wit, style, and insight, Frank turns his gimlet eye to large-scale policy decisions about regulation, tax policy, and health care, and to our personal decisions about paying for food and gasoline and even to how we choose to love. In our current anxious economic climate, The Economic Naturalist's Field Guide's fascinating and revealing insights have more bearing on our pocketbooks, policies, and personal happiness than ever.
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A leading proponent of the emerging field of behavioral economics discusses the mechanics behind economic decision-making in this timely book.

How do people actually behave when confronted with economic choices? And remember, almost every choice we make is economic. While our desires are boundless, our resources are limited and tradeoffs confront us at every turn. Arguing that self-interest alone cannot explain the choices we make, Robert H. Frank, a leading proponent of the emerging field of behavioral economics, suggests that context shapes every decision and that consistent human foibles matter, no matter how much economists wish to ignore them. With wit, style, and insight, Frank turns his gimlet eye to large-scale policy decisions about regulation, tax policy, and health care, and to our personal decisions about paying for food and gasoline and even to how we choose to love. In our current anxious economic climate, The Economic Naturalist's Field Guide's fascinating and revealing insights have more bearing on our pocketbooks, policies, and personal happiness than ever.

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subject_facet Economics, Economics -- Psychological aspects, Environmental policy -- Economic aspects, Finance, Income distribution
table_of_contents Talking back to Rush Limbaugh -- Do nice guys always finish last? -- Money and happiness -- Trailblazers -- The dismal state of economics education -- Thinking about health care -- Getting prices right -- Energy and the environment -- Winner-take-all markets -- The causes and consequences of growing income inequality -- Borrowing, saving, and investing -- The economics of information.
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title The economic naturalist's field guide : common sense principles for troubled times
title_display The economic naturalist's field guide : common sense principles for troubled times
title_full The Economic Naturalist's Field Guide Common Sense Principles for Troubled Times, The economic naturalist's field guide : common sense principles for troubled times / Robert H. Frank, The economic naturalist's field guide [electronic resource] : common sense principles for troubled times / Robert H. Frank, The economic naturalist's field guide [sound recording] : common sense principles for troubled times / Robert H. Frank
title_short The economic naturalist's field guide :
title_sort economic naturalist's field guide common sense principles for troubled times
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