The Traveling Economist: Using Economics to Think about What Makes Us All So Different and the Same, 1st Edition

  • Todd A. Knoop
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  • ISBN-10: 1440852375
  • ISBN-13: 9781440852374
  • DDC: 33023
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 332 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released December 2017
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017

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This book illustrates important economic concepts that every traveler and world citizen should understand, with a focus on the interplay between travel and economics. The author uses our shared travel experiences to illustrate exactly how economic thinking supplies such a powerful framework for understanding the world around us. More than simply explaining economics through travel experiences, this book enables adventurers who desperately want to avoid being tourists—i.e., people who travel to see what they know is there—to become explorers: those who learn each and every day from what they witness.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Why Do the Haves Have and the Have-nots Have Less?.
2: Why Are Drivers in Other Countries So Much Worse Than Back Home?.
3: Why Are There More Workers Than Patrons at This Coffee House? The Tradeoff between Capital and Labor.
4: $50 Billion to Ride the Bus!?! How Governments Can Kill Growth or Help It to Thrive.
5: Nothing Needs Reform as Much as Other People: Culture and Economics.
6: What’s a Landline? Technological Diffusion around the World.
7: Best Price for You! The Economics of Haggling.
8: I Think That I Shall Never See Any Economics as Lovely as a Tree: Nature and Economics.
9: Who Owns the Space Behind My Seat? Traveling Economics.
10: Coming Home.
About the Author.