Library Ed. Books on Tape 2008
CD ISBN 978-1-4159-4788-3 $90.00 Seven CDs
DD ISBN 978-1415947906 $76.50
As Tim Harford covers topics as diverse as prostitutes in Brazil and oral sex in high schools, narrator John Lee keeps up with the Harford's energetic argument for including economics in everyday life. The author also uses game theory and statistics to understand human behavior. In addition to his sharp, crisp delivery, Lee's hint of a British accent makes the material sound even more cerebral. Especially important, his quick pace helps focus the listener's attention as the author playfully reveals examples of modern-day life--such as mate selection and poker playing--that appear to be chance events but that are really dependent upon economic principles. M.R. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2008]
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