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The price of everything : solving the mystery of why we pay what we do, Eduardo Porter

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The price of everything : solving the mystery of why we pay what we do
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The price of everything
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solving the mystery of why we pay what we do
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Eduardo Porter
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eng
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This book starts with a simple premise: there is a price behind each choice that we make, whether we're deciding to have a baby, drive a car, or buy a book. We often fail to appreciate just how critical prices are as motivating forces shaping our lives, but their power becomes clear when distorted prices steer our decisions the wrong way. Eduardo Porter takes us on a global economic adventure, from comparing the relative prices of a vote in corrupt São Tomé and in the ostensibly aboveboard United States to assessing the cost of happiness in Bhutan to deducing the dollar value we assign to human life. He weaves together the constant--and often unconscious--cost and value assessments we all make every day. While exploring the story behind the price of everything from marriage and death to mattresses and horsemeat, Porter draws unexpected connections that bridge a wide range of disciplines and cultures.--From publisher description
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Title
The price of everything
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Summary
An assessment of the role of value in every aspect of life explains that a price is incurred for every choice, and assesses the inherent costs of such controversial topics as joining a church, promoting longevity, and organ donation
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Dewey number
338.5/21
Index
index present
LC call number
HG223
LC item number
.P67 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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Eduardo Porter
The price of everything : solving the mystery of why we pay what we do, Eduardo Porter
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
The price of things -- The price of life -- The price of happiness -- The price of women -- The price of work -- The price of free -- The price of culture -- The price of faith -- The price of the future
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
viii, 296 p.
Isbn
9781591843627
Lccn
2010028526

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