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Sex, Drugs and Economics
Diane Coyle
Price: $ 24.95

Sex, Drugs & Economics explores a range of popular, often headline producing issues, and uses economic analysis to show why many decisions, good and bad, come down to a question of money or politics-from sex, drugs, arms, and music to energy, movies, farming, the Internet and AIDS. Diane Coyle takes these often confusing and political issues and makes them straightforward and understandable.

With humor and irony, the author shows how economics can help to make decisions about the most basic of issues-whether to invest tax money in new roads or schools or how to combat world hunger and illegal drugs. Everyone cares about how much tax the government takes, everyone in business wants to figure out how much demand they might have for their services or what wages they'll have to pay, and any working person is concerned about how best to save for school tuition and for retirement.

Sex, Drugs & Economics shows how economics is central to our lives. It affects each of us every day. Applying economic principles opens new windows on life day after day. It makes every article in the newspapers interesting, and breathes life into the important issues of our day.

About the author:
Diane Coyle is Managing Director of Enlightenment Economics, a consulting company, and a Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics' Center for Economic Performance, and a consultant and columnist for The Independent. She lives in London, UK.

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