Discover Your Inner Economist: Use Incentives to Fall in Love, Survive Your Next Meeting, and Motivate Your Dentist



Economist/blogger Tyler Cowen sets out to write about applying economic insights to everyday life. The book winds up being more about him, though—it’s a guide to eating, reading, watching, and thinking the way Tyler Cowen does. As far as I’m concerned, that’s way more compelling than the original point. DYIE is full of worthy and unusual advice. For example, to keep from getting bored in art museums, pretend you’re a reconnoitering thief who has to pick one painting from each room and take it home later.

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