More Sex Is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics

More Sex Is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics

by Steven E Landsburg
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More Sex Is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics by Steven E Landsburg

Can abstinence increase the spread of sexually transmitted diseases? Do parents of daughters divorce more often than parents of sons? Do tall people earn more money than shorter competitors, even if they were all the same height in high school?

In More Sex Is Safer Sex, economist Steven Landsburg brings his witty and razorsharp analysis to the many ways that our individually rational decisions can combine into some truly weird collective results-and he proposes hilarious and serious ways to fix just about everything. Landsburg's solutions to the unfairness or inefficiencies of modern life are jaw-droppingly, maddeningly impossible to dispute. The lesson of these fascinating, fun, and endlessly provocative essays is twofold: many apparently very odd behaviors have logical explanations, and many apparently logical behaviors make no sense whatsoever.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781416532217
Publisher: Free Press
Publication date: 04/17/2007
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Steven E. Landsburg is a professor of economics at the University of Rochester. He is the author of More Sex Is Safer Sex and The Big Questions. He has written for Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Slate. He lives in Rochester, New York.

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More Sex Is Safer Sex: The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Provides a unique perspective that gives a fresh look at the science of economy, and what it really means.
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Larry_in_Sacramento More than 1 year ago
A superficial analysis of the title proposition leads into discussion of other propositions of which some are questionable, at best. I shredded it. I suspect the model for the book is Freakonomics. Freakonomics has better, more in-depth analyses, and doesn't insist that it is the last word on the questions it examines. I rate Freakonomics as Five Stars for readability, thoughtful analysis, interesting topics, and inspiration for further thought among readers. Happy Reading!
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