Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception
Released! 09/22/2015
Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception
by George A. Akerlof
Hardcover

Ever since Adam Smith, the central teaching of economics has been that free markets provide us with material well-being, as if by an invisible hand. In Phishing for Phools, Nobel Prize-winning economists George Akerlof and Robert Shiller deliver a fundamental challenge to this insight, arguing that markets harm as well as help us. As long as there is profit to be made, sellers will systematically exploit our psychological weaknesses and our ignorance through manipulation and decepti... read more