AUTHOR OF ELECTRIC UNIVERSE AND E=MC2
Ever wondered why the gap between rich and poor nations is so great, or why it's so difficult to get a foot on the property ladder, or why you can't buy a decent second-hand car? This book offers the hidden story behind these and other forces that shape our day-to-day lives, often without our knowing it.
'Lively and witty... After reading this book a trip to the supermarket is an entirely different experience' THE TIMES
'A playful guide to the economics of everyday life' THE ECONOMIST
'As Tim Harford demonstrates brilliantly in this enjoyable book, the powerful underlying ideas of economics can, in the hands of the right person, illuminate every aspect of the world we inhabit' MARTIN WOLF
AUTHOR OF WHY GLOBALIZATION WORKS