About the Book

The Economic Naturalist’s Field Guide

The Economic Naturalist’s Field Guide

Common Sense Principles for Troubled Times
April 2010
Trade Paperback · 240 Pages
$15.95 U.S. · $20.00 CAN · €11.99 E.U.
ISBN 9780465019014
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Description

Ask a dozen talking heads about the course of action we should take to right the economy and you'll get thirteen different answers. But what if we possessed a handful of basic principles that could guide our decisions'both the personal ones about how to save and spend but also those national ones that have been capturing the headlines?

Robert H. Frank has been illustrating these principles longer and more clearly than anyone else. In The Economic Naturalist's Field Guide, he reveals how they play out in Washington, on Wall Street, and in our own lives, covering everything from healthcare to tax policy to everyday decisions about what we do with our money.

In today's uncertain economic climate, The Economic Naturalist's Field Guide?s insights have more bearing than ever on our pocketbooks, policies, and personal happiness.

About the Author

Robert H. Frank is the Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management Economics at Cornell University's Graduate School of Management and a regular columnist for the New York Times. His previous books include The Economic Naturalist, Falling Behind, The Winner-Take-All Society, Luxury Fever, and Principles of Economics (with Ben Bernanke). He lives in Ithaca, New York.