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The Resource The inner lives of markets : how people shape them--and they shape us, Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan

The inner lives of markets : how people shape them--and they shape us, Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan

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The inner lives of markets : how people shape them--and they shape us
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The inner lives of markets
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how people shape them--and they shape us
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Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan
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eng
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"What is a market? To most people it is a shopping center or an abstract space in which stock prices vary minutely. In reality, a market is something much more fundamental to being human, and it affects not just the price of tomatoes but the boundaries of everything we value. Reading the newspapers these days, you could be forgiven for thinking that markets are getting ever more efficient--and better. But as Tim Sullivan and Ray Fisman argue in this insightful book, that view is far from complete. For one thing, efficiency isn't always a good thing--illegal markets are very often more efficient than legal ones, because they are free of concern for laws and human rights. But even more importantly, the chatter about efficiency has obscured a much broader conversation about what kind of economic exchange we actually want. Every regulation, every sticker price, and every sale is part of an ever-changing ecosystem--one that affects us as much as we affect it. By tracing 50 years of economic thought on this subject, Fisman and Sullivan show how markets have evolved--and how we can keep making them better. This leads to fascinating and surprising insights, such as: Why your $10,000 used car is likely to sell for $2,000 or less; Why you should think twice before buying batteries on Amazon; and Why it's essential that healthy people buy medical insurance. In the end, The Inner Lives of Markets argues for a new way of thinking about how you spend your money--it shows that every transaction you make is part of a grand social experiment. We are all guinea pigs running through a lab maze, and the sooner we realize it, the more effectively we can navigate the path we want"--
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Fisman, Raymond
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381
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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1970-
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Sullivan, Tim
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  • Economics
  • Free enterprise
  • Markets
  • Consumer behavior
  • Consumer behavior
  • Economics
  • Free enterprise
  • Markets
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how people shape them--and they shape us
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The inner lives of markets : how people shape them--and they shape us, Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-197) and index
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text
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  • txt
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1648213
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
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x, 206 pages
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9781610394925
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2016001296
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40026175237
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  • (OCoLC)920018187
Label
The inner lives of markets : how people shape them--and they shape us, Ray Fisman and Tim Sullivan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-197) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1648213
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 206 pages
Isbn
9781610394925
Lccn
2016001296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026175237
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610394925
  • (OCoLC)920018187
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