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Winner of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences

Richard Thaler challenges the received economic wisdom by revealing many of the paradoxes that abound even in the most painstakingly constructed transactions. He presents literate, challenging, and often funny examples of such anomalies as why the winners at auctions are often the real losers - they pay too much and suffer the "winner's curse"; why gamblers bet on long shots at the end of a losing day; why shoppers will save on one appliance only to pass up the identical savings on another; and why sports fans who wouldn't pay more than $200 for a Super Bowl ticket wouldn't sell one they own for less than $400. He also demonstrates that markets do not always operate with the trap-like efficiency we impute to them.

©1991, 2012 Richard Thaler (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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great book not a great audiobook

material is dry and as a result it doesn't lend itself to listening due to the complexity of the topics. I recommend it though as far as content is concerned.

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  • 05-29-18

A release date of 06-03-18 published 30 Jan 1994

I missed that this material is 25 years old, I think Audible should make that clear!

Thaler's Nudge, was a game changer, unfortunately here 12 years earlier, he does little to dispel the "Dark Arts" of Economists.

Although, the pathogen of Wall Street bonus culture, escape any analysis.....

Now, analysing there bonus structures of the market makers.....that's a book to look forward to.

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  • 12-26-21

Not for Listening

This may well be a very good book in print but definitely does not translate into the spoken word. Who on earth thought this would make a good Audio book?
Being that this fundamentally a text book, the flow is constantly broken by having to cite the references. I get that, but it makes listening to it difficult. My advice; if you really want this book, get it in hard text copy.
For me a DNF!