WTF?!: An Economic Tour of the Weird

WTF An Economic Tour of the Weird Step right up Get your tickets for WTF An Economic Tour of the Weird That s right This rollicking interactive tour through the museum of social oddities is guaranteed to house the world s weirdest pra

  • Title: WTF?!: An Economic Tour of the Weird
  • Author: Peter T. Leeson
  • ISBN: 9781503600911
  • Page: 414
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Step right up Get your tickets for WTF An Economic Tour of the Weird That s right This rollicking interactive tour through the museum of social oddities is guaranteed to house the world s weirdest practices sure to make you say WTF Did you know that pre owned wives were sold at auction in early modern Britain Or that accused criminals in Liberia drink poison tStep right up Get your tickets for WTF An Economic Tour of the Weird That s right This rollicking interactive tour through the museum of social oddities is guaranteed to house the world s weirdest practices sure to make you say WTF Did you know that pre owned wives were sold at auction in early modern Britain Or that accused criminals in Liberia drink poison to determine their fate How about the fact that, for 250 years, Italy criminally prosecuted cockroaches and crickets Do you wonder why Then this tour is just for you Join WTF s cast of colorful characters to navigate the museum with guide and economist Peter T Leeson As you wander from exhibit to exhibit and overhear Leeson s riotous exchanges with the patrons, you ll learn how economic thinking reveals the hidden sense behind seemingly senseless human behavior Leeson demonstrates that far from irrational or accidents of history, humanity s most outlandish rituals are ingenious solutions to pressing problems developed by clever people, driven by incentives, and tailor made for their time and place As the tour teaches what varies isn t people, but the environments and constraints within which they operate Along the way, you ll learn how to use an economic lens to uncover the logic behind any weirdness you encounter in your own life Can you handle getting schooled by the strange Better hurry, the tour is about to start

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    1 thought on “WTF?!: An Economic Tour of the Weird”

    1. "WFT?!" is one of those books that makes me fall back in love with Economics. Underneath all the math and statistics, Economics is a powerful lens to view the world and to understand humanity. And with that understanding we can become more modest and understanding.Leeson does a phenomenal job taking a handful of "weird" practices and shows the reader how incentives and constraints make the practices very rational. In fact, he shows that we would all behave very similarly if we had the same restr [...]

    2. In this cute little book Leeson wants us to understand how seemingly bizarre customs and laws serve the various constituencies involved. Examples include wife selling, trial by ordeal and belief in oracles. Interesting stuff, and the author's use of a tour guide format with heckling tour members is amusing.

    3. Great book with a fun take on rational choice and how incentives shape our institutions and our actions. I enjoyed learning about the sense behind the seemingly senseless and the tour like format of this book which kept me engaged the whole way.

    4. I enjoyed this book, however, I was hoping for more based on the recommendation I received from a trusted source. The writing style is equally quirky to topics covered.

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