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Steven E. Landsburg

"The Economist on the Playground: What My 10-Year-Old Daughter and I Taught Each Other About Economic Justice"

Steven E. Landsburg Steven E. Landsburg, mathematician, free-market libertarian, and author of the witty and instructive best seller The Armchair Economist, helps to de-mystify such mysteries of economics as how should we feel about taxes that redistribute income? At a level a 10-year-old can understand, Landsburg addresses the question of why is fairness on the playground different than fairness in the marketplace? A prolific writer of academic papers and books, and guest columnist for popular magazines on mathematics, philosophy, and economics, Landsburg examines the philosophies that underlie the case for redistributive taxes and, at the same time, demonstrates his belief that parents, children and economists have a lot to learn from each other.

 


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