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No-one Makes You Shop at Wal-Mart

The surprising deceptions of individual choice
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The Spirit Level Delusion

Fact-checking the left's new theory of everything.
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The hidden psychology of value
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The hidden psychology of value

It is fairly well understood that prices of £9.99 sell more stuff. And even that the public knowledge of this factoid doesn't make it go away. However when so many more pricing quirks are collected together--quirks that demonstrate, broadly, that people do not behave optimally even if it... Read more
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Prisoner's Dilemma
Prisoner's Dilemma

Part biography (of John von Neumann), part history (of the RAND corporation and landmark moments of the cold war, with cameos from Bertrand Russell and others), and part (about half) pure and applied game theory, this is an entertaining and absorbing book. The title comes from... Read more
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Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar
Plato and a Platypus Walk into a Bar
Understanding Philosophy Through Jokes

Hereís a lively, hilarious, not-so-reverent crash course through the great philosophical traditions, schools, concepts, and thinkers. Itís Philosophy 101 for everyone who knows not to take all this heavy stuff too seriously. Some of the Big Ideas are Existentialism (what do Hegel and Bette Midler ha
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Paranormal America
Paranormal America
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Three sociologists ask "What kind of Americans believe in the paranormal?" The answer may surprise you.
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Paranormality
Paranormality
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A light but informative book about Richard Wiseman's exploration of the eerie.
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