Tim Harford, a.k.a. the Undercover Economist, has a new book out called The Logic of Life. Tim is a very fine economist, writer, TV host, and “agony uncle” (that’s British for “advice columnist”). Yes, he is also British.
Although I have blogged in the past about the untrustworthiness of book blurbs, let me say here that I both blurbed Tim’s new book and really loved it. Here’s what I said:
Tim Harford is an economist but — thanks be to God — he doesn’t write like one. The Logic of Life is as lively as it is smart, charming, penetrating, and wise. If you are at all interested in knowing much more than you do about how the world works, you couldn’t ask for a better guide than Harford.
My little quote has some very good company on the back of Tim’s book. The other blurbers are Gary Becker (Nobel Prize-winning economist), Tom Schelling (Nobel Prize-winning economist), and Tyler Cowen (blog-champion economist). I am glad they let a civilian in on the action.
Tim is about to embark on a book tour that brings him to four U.S. cities, as well as the U.K., Canada, Singapore (!), and Australia. Go see him if you can.