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The Resource Phishing for phools : the economics of manipulation and deception, George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller

Phishing for phools : the economics of manipulation and deception, George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller

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Phishing for phools : the economics of manipulation and deception
Title
Phishing for phools
Title remainder
the economics of manipulation and deception
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George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller
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eng
Summary
Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. In Phishing for Phools, Nobel Prize-winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller deliver a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that markets harm as well as help us. As long as there is profit to be made, sellers will systematically exploit our psychological weaknesses and our ignorance through manipulation and deception. Rather than being essentially benign and always creating the greater good, markets are inherently filled with tricks and traps and will "phish" us as "phools."Phishing for Phools therefore strikes a radically new direction in economics, based on the intuitive idea that markets both give and take away. Akerlof and Shiller bring this idea to life through dozens of stories that show how phishing affects everyone, in almost every walk of life. We spend our money up to the limit, and then worry about how to pay the next month's bills. The financial system soars, then crashes. We are attracted, more than we know, by advertising. Our political system is distorted by money. We pay too much for gym memberships, cars, houses, and credit cards. Drug companies ingeniously market pharmaceuticals that do us little good, and sometimes are downright dangerous. Phishing for Phools explores the central role of manipulation and deception in fascinating detail in each of these areas and many more. It thereby explains a paradox: why, at a time when we are better off than ever before in history, all too many of us are leading lives of quiet desperation. At the same time, the book tells stories of individuals who have stood against economic trickery--and how it can be reduced through greater knowledge, reform, and regulation
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digitized
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NhCcYBP
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1940-
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Akerlof, George A.
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Shiller, Robert J.
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  • Economics
  • Free enterprise
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Science économique
  • Economie de marché
  • Comportement du consommateur
  • Aspects psychologiques
  • Marketing
  • Economics
  • Markt
  • Marktwirtschaft
  • Marktmechanismus
  • Verhalten
  • Verhaltensökonomie
  • Täuschung
  • Manipulation
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
  • Ekonomi
  • Nationalekonomi
  • Fri företagsamhet
  • Economics
  • Free enterprise
Label
Phishing for phools : the economics of manipulation and deception, George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER THREE. Advertisers Discover How to Zoom In on Our Weak Spots
  • CHAPTER FOUR .Rip-offs Regarding Cars, Houses, and Credit Cards
  • CHAPTER FIVE. Phishing in Politics
  • CHAPTER SIX. Phood, Pharma, and Phishing
  • CHAPTER SEVEN. Innovation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • CHAPTER EIGHT. Tobacco and Alcohol
  • CHAPTER NINE. Bankruptcy for Profit
  • CHAPTER TEN. Michael Milken Phishes with Junk Bonds as Bait
  • CHAPTER ELEVEN. The Resistance and Its Heroes
  • PART THREE. Conclusion and Afterword
  • Frontmatter
  • CONCLUSION: EXAMPLES AND GENERAL LESSONS. New Story in America and Its Consequences
  • AFTERWORD. The Significance of Phishing Equilibrium
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • INTRODUCTION. Expect to Be Manipulated: Phishing Equilibrium
  • PART ONE. Unpaid Bills and Financial Crash
  • CHAPTER ONE. Temptation Strews Our Path
  • CHAPTER TWO. Reputation Mining and Financial Crisis
  • PART TWO. Phishing in Many Contexts
Control code
ocn921929048
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873265
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400873265
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 825590
  • 945f2d32-aada-4cb4-8478-7b2a4cebe533
  • 22573/ctvc60vhr
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921929048
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Phishing for phools : the economics of manipulation and deception, George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER THREE. Advertisers Discover How to Zoom In on Our Weak Spots
  • CHAPTER FOUR .Rip-offs Regarding Cars, Houses, and Credit Cards
  • CHAPTER FIVE. Phishing in Politics
  • CHAPTER SIX. Phood, Pharma, and Phishing
  • CHAPTER SEVEN. Innovation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
  • CHAPTER EIGHT. Tobacco and Alcohol
  • CHAPTER NINE. Bankruptcy for Profit
  • CHAPTER TEN. Michael Milken Phishes with Junk Bonds as Bait
  • CHAPTER ELEVEN. The Resistance and Its Heroes
  • PART THREE. Conclusion and Afterword
  • Frontmatter
  • CONCLUSION: EXAMPLES AND GENERAL LESSONS. New Story in America and Its Consequences
  • AFTERWORD. The Significance of Phishing Equilibrium
  • Acknowledgments
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • INTRODUCTION. Expect to Be Manipulated: Phishing Equilibrium
  • PART ONE. Unpaid Bills and Financial Crash
  • CHAPTER ONE. Temptation Strews Our Path
  • CHAPTER TWO. Reputation Mining and Financial Crisis
  • PART TWO. Phishing in Many Contexts
Control code
ocn921929048
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873265
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400873265
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 825590
  • 945f2d32-aada-4cb4-8478-7b2a4cebe533
  • 22573/ctvc60vhr
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)921929048
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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