Analyzes 50 paradoxes that challenge or have challenged both
economists and others. Among them are the fairness of market wages,
the alleged gold absurdity, the Irish potato famine, the paradox of
thrift, the perversity of Wall Street, why the best crops are shipped
out of state, whether teachers are underpaid, whether studying
economics makes people immoral, and whether war is good for the
economy. References are provided to each. Assumes no special
knowledge of economics.
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