Why do the keypads on drive-up cash machines have Braille dots? Why are round-trip fares from Orlando to Kansas City higher than those from Kansas City to Orlando? For decades, Robert Frank has been asking his economics students to pose and answer questions like these as a way of learning how economic principles operate in the real world-which they do everywhere, all the time. Once you learn to think like an economist, all kinds of puzzling obser...
By Robert H. Frank
Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Basic Books; 1st edition (April 8, 2008)
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 416062
Format: PDF ePub djvu ebook
This book is a gem for economics teachers. Though I like Freakanomics, I recommend The Economic Naturalist to the teachers I work with. Each page has bite-size little mysteries that show the power of economic thought for understanding the world aroun