The Books; Blog; Articles; Video; Reviews; Page 29! Logic matters. This edition has also benefited enormously from the critical eye of my amazing wife Lisa Talpey, who read multiple drafts of every chapter and wouldn’t let me stop revising until I’d met her extremely high standards for clarity. 3 Personen fanden diese Informationen hilfreich, Rezension aus den Vereinigten Staaten vom 28. What happens after I die? I found some chapters much more intriguing to me, and I would expect that that would be true for others. If I wrote that the reason we have large cattle herds in this country is that people eat a lot of meat, few readers would demand detailed numerical evidence to support that conclusion. Lama Surya Das continues to point out that the spiritual journey is a path of personal growth and depends in large part on our own choices. Oktober 2007, Beliebte Taschenbuch-Empfehlungen des Monats, Rezension aus den Vereinigten Staaten vom 7. We sincerely believe this book will help families far and wide in … Etwas ist schiefgegangen. We advance by learning new ways to think, even if those ways are not infallible. With his classic book The Armchair Economist, Steven Landsburg was the first academic to make economics lively, accessible, and fun for the general reader. Speaking very broadly, I tend to be optimistic about the power of markets to do good, and skeptical of the power of governments to do better. "The Big Questions" challenges readers in the most stimulating and thoughtful way to formulate individual, authentic responses to life's big questions. Rich in wisdom and quotable phrases. Every page contains other peoples work, not the authors original thought, words or ideas. Economists from the far left to the far right have praised The Amchair Economist for its accurate portrayal of the ideas we all have in common, and in this new edition I’ve aimed to continue deserving that praise. In 1991, when I wanted an example of a crazy entrepreneurial wild goose chase, I invented a CEO who wanted to build a computer you could carry in your pocket. Others are puzzles presented by daily life in modern society: What, if anything, justifies assisted suicide? In the best of these books, I discovered natural wonders, confronted mysteries, learned new ways of thinking, and felt I had shared in a great intellectual adventure, founded on ideas that are dazzling in their scope and their simplicity. Several, I daresay, were inspired by Armchair. A surprising conclusion is that when oil supplies are interrupted, steep price hikes are evidence of competition, not monopoly. The Big Questions: How to Find Your Own Answers to Life's Essential Mysteries: A Buddhist Response to Life's Most Challenging Mysteries, (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – 2. Today, no bookstore patron could complain about a paucity of titles in the popular economics section. Abolish the Electoral College, Vaccine Testing: The Smart and Sneaky Way. Take, for example, the argument about recycling and the size of forests. And I am sure there’s an occasional passage in Armchair where I’ve failed to restrain myself from betraying those prejudices. A simple idea is that when the price of something goes down, suppliers provide less of it. With these as a guide, he takes us on a provocative and entertaining journey through the questions that have preoccupied philosophers throughout the ages. But The Armchair Economist is not a work of ideology. If you're into Eastern philosophy, and want to help a friend understand a few things, or if you, yourself want some simple and practical answers to how Eastern philosophy views some common things about life in general, this is the perfect book! 'The Big Questions' series is designed to let renowned experts confront the 20 most fundamental and frequently asked questions of a major branch of science or philosophy. There is some disagreement among economists about which of these ideas are most important, but very little disagreement that they are basically correct. A good book for people who are exploring a number of the "big questions". 21 Personen fanden diese Informationen hilfreich, Rezension aus den Vereinigten Staaten vom 5. Lama Surya Das again provides clear guidance for living our own lives. Beloved and widely renowned for his witty, razor-sharp and logically rigorous style, Landsburg branches out in this, his fourth book, into the disciplines of mathematics and physics, disciplines he loves for their beauty, their clarity, and their ability to reveal profound and indisputable truths. Wählen Sie die Kategorie aus, in der Sie suchen möchten. In updating The Armchair Economist for the 21st century, I’ve culled the Internet, the media, and my own experience of life for good contemporary applications of the eternal ideas of economic theory. When I wrote The Armchair Economist, I envisioned (in Chapter 5) a “computer game of life,” where nobody ever tells you whether you won or lost. Nowadays, it’s almost impossible to explain a non-controversial bit of economic reasoning without being suspected of some ulterior ideological agenda.