PDF/EPUB The Price of Everything


  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • The Price of Everything
  • Eduardo Porter
  • English
  • 04 April 2018
  • 9781591843627

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The Price of Everything review ☆ 3 Polygamous societies actually place a higher value on women than monogamous ones Why someone may find value in a 14 million license plate than the standard issue 95 one Why some government agencies believe one year of life for a senior citizen is four times valuable than that of a younger person Porter weaves together the constant and often unconscious cost and value assessments we all make every day While exploring the fascinating story behind the price of everything from marriage and death to mattresses and horsemeat Porter draws unexpected connections that bridge a wide range of disciplines and cultures The result is a cogent and insightful narrative about how the world really worksWatch a Video. As a nerd of the econ major variety I was highly anticipating the arrival of this book once I d won it through First Reads Luckily for me the book didn t disappointBooks of this type tend to go wrong in one of 2 ways 1 The facts are simply not true and the book serves to sell rather than to actually provide real information Or 2 An intelligent economist writes a factual yet way too dense for the common public text This book did a great job of falling into neither of those traps It had legitimate facts some economic theory explained correctly not bent to mean what the author WANTS it to mean you ll find that in any newspaper these days But what I found the most impressive was just how accessible Eduardo Porter made the material You do NOT need to be an econ major to understand this book And if you ARE that interested in the analytical details of topics referenced there is a detailed section in the back of the book noting original sources and where you can find themThis book never promises answers to the world s problems but it sheds a light on why a few of them might be occurring It presents an interesting view of the motivations behind actions of people from different cultures and parts of the world Bottom line don t let the base premise scare you off this book if you re not a nerd like me There s a lot here to appreciate even if prices and economics aren t topics you d normally read about ಅಮ್ಮಾವ್ರ ಗಂಡ range of disciplines and cultures The Potato Surprise A Brimstone Preuel result is a cogent and insightful narrative about how the world Winning The Player really worksWatch a Video. As a nerd of the econ major variety I was highly anticipating the arrival of this book once I d won it through First Reads Luckily for me the book didn t disappointBooks of this type tend to go wrong in one of 2 ways 1 The facts are simply not true and the book serves to sell Hell for the Company Brimstone #1 rather than to actually provide A Year Down Yonder real information Or 2 An intelligent economist writes a factual yet way too dense for the common public text This book did a great job of falling into neither of those traps It had legitimate facts some economic theory explained correctly not bent to mean what the author WANTS it to mean you ll find that in any newspaper these days But what I found the most impressive was just how accessible Eduardo Porter made the material You do NOT need to be an econ major to understand this book And if you ARE that interested in the analytical details of topics Getting Naked referenced there is a detailed section in the back of the book noting original sources and where you can find themThis book never promises answers to the world s problems but it sheds a light on why a few of them might be occurring It presents an interesting view of the motivations behind actions of people from different cultures and parts of the world Bottom line don t let the base premise scare you off this book if you Invisible Jim Crow re not a nerd like me There s a lot here to appreciate even if prices and economics aren t topics you d normally The Vault Guide to the Case Interview read about

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The Price of Everything review ☆ 3 Everything has a price but it isn't always obvious what that price is Many of the prices we pay seem to make little sense We shell out 229 for a coffee at Starbucks when a nearly identical brew can be had at the corner deli for less than a dollar We may be less willing to give blood for 25 than to donate it for free Americans hire cheap illegal immigrants to fix the roof or mow the lawn and vote for politicians who promise to spend billions to keep them out of the country And citizens of the industrialized West pay hundreds of dollars a year in taxes or cash for someone to cart away trash that would be a valuable commodity in poorer parts of the world The Price of Everything starts with a simple pre. This is a fantastic book with information than you could possibly imagine The title of this book The Price of Everything is no exaggeration at all Eduardo Porter definitely covers the price of pretty much everything in this exhaustive book not just the prices but the values as well of a cup of coffee trash crossing borders the price and value of marriage women men baby girls baby boys sperm eggs the price of happiness the price of the future even the price and value of things that are free And Mr Porter backs up everything he writes in his book giving us detailed information regarding the place and time period of the research along with tons of fascinating statistics Mr Porter takes us all over the world comparing values and costs in so many places including Southern Ethiopia uebec Sweden Bolivia London Guyana Beijing South Korea Paris Berlin Bangladesh Bhutan West Bengal The United States and many other places across so many different time periodsIn the first chapter The Price of Things Mr Porter starts out by sharing the price that he pays for a cup of coffee and how he put his own personal value on the price that he pays for coffee I like the fact that the author shares this information with us For me personally I like to know an author s feelings and opinions on subjects that are discussed and although I thoroughly enjoyed this book I believe I would have enjoyed it even if Mr Porter had put himself into of the examples he shared with us But again that s my personal opinion I am uite sure that many people would love all of the incredibly detailed and researched information in this book with or without the author showing his presence in all of the examplesSome people might be able to read this book from cover to cover in one shot and absorb all of the information but I read it slowly and a little at a time because there is SO MUCH important and interesting information that I really want to absorb Eduardo Porter really knows his stuff and the information in here is just fantastic This is a book that I will not be giving away l will hang on to this book because I know I will want to go back and reread different chapters It s an incredible reference book and just a great book to have I would recommend this to everyone After all it is a book about money and the price of just about everything so who can t relate to that I entered the First Reads contest for this book so thank you to PortfolioPenguin and Maureen who listed this book as a First Reads giveaway and thank you to Eduardo Porter for writing such an interesting book AND of course thank you to Goodreads for these fantastic First Reads contests and for somehow always knowing exactly which books I will love

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The Price of Everything review ☆ 3 Mise there is a price behind each choice that we make whether we're deciding to have a baby drive a car or buy a book We often fail to appreciate just how critical prices are as a motivating force shaping our lives But their power becomes clear when distorted prices steer our decisions the wrong way Eduardo Porter uncovers the true story behind the prices we pay and reveals what those prices are actually telling us He takes us on a global economic adventure from comparing the relative price of a vote in corrupt São Tomé and in the ostensibly uncorrupt United States to assessing the cost of happiness in Bhutan to deducing the dollar value we assign to human life His uniue approach helps explain Why. Some parts were insightful had a good flow Others felt very sanctimonious seemed to be written to confirm the author s world view political musings Was hoping author would have credentials on a doctorate or even a masters level ie one or degrees in psychology economics sociology political science etc but none were apparent


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    PDF/EPUB The Price of Everything Eduardo Porter · 3 characters A scattering of wild rarely well supported tidbits We ought to pay bankers less Americans are unhappier than the French because the French get longer vacations Women go to church than men because they make less money Polygamy causes women to be valued Etc concluding in a symphony of Keynesianism We have economic problems because free marke

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    review The Price of Everything free read Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB · Eduardo Porter Eduardo Porter · 3 characters This book read like a B level high school reporthow can this man be a professional journalist??? Affirmative action at it's finest apparently This book was littered with misinformation and biaswhich was explained when you read his sources Within the first 30 pages I came upon multiple untrue statements including and none too surprising complete misinformation about the cost of illegal aliens as supplied by pro Hispanic groups Unless you wa

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    PDF/EPUB The Price of Everything free read Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB · Eduardo Porter Eduardo Porter · 3 characters Won this in a First Reads Giveaway The book has a very interesting premise that made me very curious to see what the author would do with it every choice we make is shaped by the prices of the options laid out before us what we asse

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    review The Price of Everything PDF/EPUB The Price of Everything free read Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB · Eduardo Porter As a nerd of the econ major variety I was highly anticipating the arrival of this book once I'd won it through First Reads Luckily for me the book didn't disappointBooks of this type tend to go wrong in one of 2 ways 1 The facts are simply not true and the book serves to sell rather than to actually provide real informat

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    free read Ö eBook or Kindle ePUB · Eduardo Porter PDF/EPUB The Price of Everything A fascinating change of pace True to the title Porter suggests that everything love faith the future can and should be viewed as a series of economic tradeoffs It’s not a perfect book Some chapters read like a highlight reel of tidbits supporting Porter’s beliefs than a coherent analysis I highlighted several parts

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