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The Resource Success and luck : good fortune and the myth of meritocracy, Robert H. Frank

Success and luck : good fortune and the myth of meritocracy, Robert H. Frank

Label
Success and luck : good fortune and the myth of meritocracy
Title
Success and luck
Title remainder
good fortune and the myth of meritocracy
Statement of responsibility
Robert H. Frank
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "From New York Times bestselling author and economics columnist Robert Frank, a compelling book that explains why the rich underestimate the importance of luck in their success, why that hurts everyone, and what we can do about it How important is luck in economic success? No question more reliably divides conservatives from liberals. As conservatives correctly observe, people who amass great fortunes are almost always talented and hardworking. But liberals are also correct to note that countless others have those same qualities yet never earn much. In recent years, social scientists have discovered that chance plays a much larger role in important life outcomes than most people imagine. In Success and Luck, bestselling author and New York Times economics columnist Robert Frank explores the surprising implications of those findings to show why the rich underestimate the importance of luck in success--and why that hurts everyone, even the wealthy. Frank describes how, in a world increasingly dominated by winner-take-all markets, chance opportunities and trivial initial advantages often translate into much larger ones--and enormous income differences--over time; how false beliefs about luck persist, despite compelling evidence against them; and how myths about personal success and luck shape individual and political choices in harmful ways. But, Frank argues, we could decrease the inequality driven by sheer luck by adopting simple, unintrusive policies that would free up trillions of dollars each year--more than enough to fix our crumbling infrastructure, expand healthcare coverage, fight global warming, and reduce poverty, all without requiring painful sacrifices from anyone. If this sounds implausible, you'll be surprised to discover that the solution requires only a few, noncontroversial steps. Compellingly readable, Success and Luck shows how a more accurate understanding of the role of chance in life could lead to better, richer, and fairer economies and societies"--Provided by publisher
  • "A New York Times economics columnist explores the findings in recent years by scientists who have discovered that chance plays a much larger role in important life situations than most people imagine, showing how a more accurate understanding of this discovery could lead to better, richer and fairer economies and societies, "--NoveList
Cataloging source
IDEBK
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Frank, Robert H
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fortune
  • Success
  • Merit (Ethics)
  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Economics
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Ethik
  • Ungleichheit
  • Wirtschaftliche Lage
  • Zufall
  • Leistung
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General
Label
Success and luck : good fortune and the myth of meritocracy, Robert H. Frank
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-182) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Write What You Know -- Why Seemingly Trivial Random Events Matter -- How Winner-Take-All Markets Magnify Luck's Role -- Why the Biggest Winners Are Almost Always Lucky -- Why False Beliefs about Luck and Talent Persist -- The Burden of False Beliefs -- We're in Luck: A Golden Opportunity -- Being Grateful
Control code
ocn945566687
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 187 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400880270
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40026175156
  • 40025899297
  • 10.1515/9781400880270
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 907203
  • 361610f0-1031-4876-8d06-b0ecacb21f7e
  • 22573/ctvc63xcz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945566687
Label
Success and luck : good fortune and the myth of meritocracy, Robert H. Frank
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-182) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Write What You Know -- Why Seemingly Trivial Random Events Matter -- How Winner-Take-All Markets Magnify Luck's Role -- Why the Biggest Winners Are Almost Always Lucky -- Why False Beliefs about Luck and Talent Persist -- The Burden of False Beliefs -- We're in Luck: A Golden Opportunity -- Being Grateful
Control code
ocn945566687
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 187 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400880270
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
  • 40026175156
  • 40025899297
  • 10.1515/9781400880270
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 907203
  • 361610f0-1031-4876-8d06-b0ecacb21f7e
  • 22573/ctvc63xcz
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)945566687

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