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FREE READ À The Price of Everything Eduardo Porter ò 1 FREE READ READ The Price of Everything Why is a life saved from a terrorist attack felt to be worth two saved from a natural disaster Why are men valuable than women Why do Americans tip when Europeans don't And how can orange juice be used to predict the weather The Price of Everything sta. Put on yer thinkin capsA bag containing 13 apples costs six dollarsMy family of four eats one apple a piece each dayYou can do the math but I m convinced it would be cheaper to put heroin in everyone s lunch boxPorter s book offers up a fascinating account of why everything seems to cost so damned much prices nudge us to take one course of action or another In a way this is obvious every decision amounts to a choice among options to which we assign different values But identifying these prices allows us to understand fully our decisions They can be measured in money cash or credit But costs and benefits can also be set in love toil or time Our most important currency is in fact opportunity The cost of taking any action or embracing any path consists of the alternatives that were available to us at the time The price of a five dollar slice of pizza is all the other things we could have done with the five dollars The price of marriage includes all the things we would have done had we remained single One day we succumb to the allure of love and companionship Years later we wonder what happened to the freedom we traded away at the altar Economists call this the opportunity cost By evaluating opportunity costs we organize our livesThe book is full of riveting facts about every aspect of our financial lives And if you think life is unfair try dying Did you know that family members of 911 victims were not compensated eually for the loss of their loved ones victims value in death reflected the ineuality they experienced while alive Bankers were deemed to be worth than janitors The women who worked and died in the World Trade Center and the Pentagon earned on average less than the men That implied that their value in death was also lower The average compensation to their families amounted to about 37 percent less on average than men s The fund ultimately paid about 2 million on average to the kin of 2880 victims who died in the attacks But each of the families of the eight victims who earned than 4 million a year got 64 million while the cheapest victim was valued at 250000The author keeps things interesting by using pop culture examples to demonstrate his theories Did you know Coca Cola once hatched a fiendish plot for a vending machine programmed to charge for an ice cold Coke on a hot day Radiohead s 2007 experiment to allow fans to pay whatever they wished for their In Rainbows album turned out to be a huge money maker for the band even though six out of ten fans paid nothingAll in all this was an engrossing book It freuently angried up my blood and made me rant and rave but I learned a lot It also helped me better explain to the kids why even though the internet says a Magic The Gathering card is worth 7500 it is only worth that amount if they can find someone willing to pay 7500 for a piece of coated paperOh and about those apples My grocer has decided to leap aboard the Eat Local bandwagon Now all bags of apples are labeled with the name of the orchard where they were grown If you thought they d pass the shipping savings on to the consumer you are wrong They raised the price by a dollar Shakes fist sighs puts apples in cart The Lives of the Artists (Oxford World's Classics) life saved from a terrorist attack felt to be worth two saved from a natural disaster Why are men valuable than women Why do Americans tip when Europeans don't And how can orange juice be used to predict the weather The Price of Everything sta. 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FREE READ À The Price of Everything Eduardo Porter ò 1 FREE READ READ The Price of Everything Takes and our successes Revealing connections that are ingenious and unexpected Eduardo Porter shows just how fundamental the price of things work happiness faith family and the future are both to our everyday behaviour and to civilisation as we know i. 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

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FREE READ À The Price of Everything Eduardo Porter ò 1 FREE READ READ The Price of Everything Rts with a simple idea behind every decision we make lies a price whether that's buying a cup of coffee taking a new job or deciding to become a parent Prices are the invisible thread that connect and explain our society our economy our culture our mis. 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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