The Undercover Economist: Exposing Why the Rich Are Rich, the Poor Are Poor--and Why You Can Never Buy a Decent Used Car!

  • 10h 9m 2s
  • Tim Harford
  • Recorded Books, Inc.
  • 2006

Author of the extremely popular "Dear Economist" column in Financial Times, Tim Harford reveals the economics behind everyday phenomena in this highly entertaining and informative book. Can a book about economics be fun to read? It can when Harford takes the reins, using his trademark wit to explain why it costs an arm and a leg to buy a cappuccino and why it's nearly impossible to purchase a decent used car. Supermarkets, coffee houses, airlines, insurance companies, and more are sucking money from our wallets. To protect ourselves and our bank accounts, we must better understand why companies do what they do.

In this Audiobook

  • Chapter 1 - Who Pays for Your Coffee?
  • Chapter 2 - What Supermarkets Don't Want You to Know
  • Chapter 3 - Perfect Markets and the ‘World of Truth’
  • Chapter 4 - Crosstown Traffic
  • Chapter 5 - The Inside Story
  • Chapter 6 - Rational Insanity
  • Chapter 7 - The Men Who Knew the Value of Nothing
  • Chapter 8 - Why Poor Countries are Poor
  • Chapter 9 - Beer, Fries, and Globalisation
  • Chapter 10 - How China Grew Rich