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Book Review: phishing for phools: the economics of manipulation and deception by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller

Bon, Florian (2015) Book Review: phishing for phools: the economics of manipulation and deception by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller. LSE Review of Books (13 Nov 2015). Website.

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Abstract

In Phishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception, Nobel Prize-winning economists George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller critique free market dogma through an analysis of the ways that markets utilise tricks and traps in order to ‘phish’ us as ‘phools’. Although he suggests that many of the book’s insights may be familiar and at times general, Florian Bon positions Phishing for Phools as an entertaining and accessible read filled with engaging anecdotes that remind us of the capacity of markets to manipulate and deceive.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2016 15:27
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2020 23:21
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65043

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