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Diane Coyle (2004): Sex, Drugs & Economics. An Unconventional Introduction to Economics.

Diane Coyle has done the best job yet of showing how economic thinking can be applied to life... (Paul Krugman).

Contents:

Introduction: Why Economics Trumps Common Sense

I Sex, Drugs & Rock'n' Roll: Economics Really Does Apply to Everything

II What Governments Are Good For: Public Goods, Externalities, and Taxes

III New Technology: How Business Is Coping with Change

IV There's a World Out There: Globalization Isn't All Globaloney

V Life, the Universe & Everything: Macroeconomics

Epilogue: In Praise of Economics

Ten Rules of Economic Thinking

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