Fair Play has ratings and 14 reviews. In co-operation with his daughter, the author of this text sets out to demystify the laws of supply and demand. “Should be required reading for every high school senior, politician and newspaper editor. The quality of your own thinking, and your ability to detect faulty. Chapter Two. of. Fair Play. by. Steven E. Landsburg. What Cayley Knows. Nearly every economist in America is appalled by Pat Buchanan’s revival of.

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Cayley is too morally advanced even to imagine asking her teacher to intervene and prohibit Melissa from trading with “foreigners.

If sufficiently many Mexicans enter the United States, they’ll drive American wages and working conditions down to the Mexican level, in which case they themselves will have gained exactly nothing.

Hardcoverpages. Landsburg sheds the same critical light on everything from affirmative action to the rights of the unconceived. To succeed at this game, students must be sensitive to the problems of families very unlike their own.

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It wasn’t America, or at best it was only a small and unrepresentative piece of America. In other words, we want to ask: So instead of telling Cayley how great it is for our family to save money at the car dealer’s, I talk to her about the difference between right and wrong. Being bilingual doesn’t mean you have twice as much to talk landsbufg it means only that you get to talk about the same things twice. I fzir a freshman honors seminar in economics.


Good economics professors teach their students that people can live very differently than you do without being either foolish or evil.

My daughter Cayley, now aged nine and the apple of her father’s eye, strove from infancy to focus my attention on certain principles of applied economics, beginning with the importance of material comforts.

It’s about a lot of other things too, but it’s especially about fun. Landsburg is also an outspoken commentator on economic, legal, and political issues whose comments have sometimes been regarded as controversial. With parenthood came wisdom. The Unconventional Wisdom of Economics.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Write a customer review. She knew only that she wanted Feivel to be happy. It’s about principles of right and wrong which are obvious to every parent, but must be taught to wayward children and wayward economists.

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Not only will non-economists learn oodles from this spirited book, so too will economists. He makes the best possible philosophical cases for and against progressive taxation, and weighs them against kandsburg wisdom of the playground.

Those of us who teach for a living know that you never really understand a difficult idea until you’ve explained it to a student. Lydia rated it it was amazing Dec 19, There was indeed dismay among those autoworkers who had been trained in the old methods, but there was also a general recognition that technological progress, even when accompanied by growing pains, is on balance a very good thing.


Summer reading for my daughters.

More Sex Is Safer Sex: Cayley didn’t know that Feivel’s children would own their own tailor shops, and that his grandchildren would build great commercial empires, or cure diseases, or expand the limits of human knowledge.

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I also teach economics in another guise, as a professor fir a university. Get to Know Us. Chapter 13, in which he takes a stab at explaining away environmental issues using pure economic theory, contains so many single-minded leaps of logic that it actually discredits the author, and the book.

Ask how parents feel about children who forcibly “redistribute” other children’s toys. Is it because the two-earner family hires a housekeeper?

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For in fact this particular cost-benefit analysis does not treat everybody equally; it treats all Americans equally — while completely ignoring the interests of those who are not yet Americans but would like to be. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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