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  • Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom, 2nd Edition (College Admissions Guides)

    By Robert Frank

    Our Price: $14.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780451487834
    • Publisher: Princeton Review
    • Published: May 2017
  • Economic Naturalist: In Search of Explanations for Everyday Enigmas

    By Robert Frank

    Our Price: $18.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780465003570
    • Publisher: Basic Books
    • Published: April 2008
    A guide to the economics seen in every day life reveals the economic principles behind such oddities as why drive-up ATMs have braille on their keypads and why child safety seats are not required on airplanes.
  • Luxury Fever: Money and Happiness In an Era of Excess

    By Robert Frank

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691070117
    • Publisher: PRINCETON UP
    • Published: September 2000
  • Pull My Daisy

    By Robert Frank

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9783865216731
    • Publisher: Steidl
    • Published: June 2008
    The classic Beat Generation film of Beat Generation energy at its peak stars several of its key players: Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Larry Rivers, Peter Orlovsky, Alice Neel, among others. Based on an incident in the life of Beat muse Neal Cassady and his wife Carolyn, 'Daisy' tells the story of a railway brakeman whose painter wife has invited a respectable bishop over for dinner at their Bowery apartment. The brakeman's 'Beatnik' friends crash the occasion . The playful provocationi they put to the bishop baffle his proprtiety and expectations of a civilized evening. Script interwoven with b&w film stills.
  • Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich

    By Robert Frank

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780307339263
    • Publisher: Crown Publishers
    • Published: June 2007
    Autho Robert Frank has been loitering on the docks of yacht marinas, pestering his way into charity balls, and schmoozing with real estate agents selling mega-houses to capture the story of the twenty-first century's nouveau riche. The senior special writer at The Wall Street Journal has discovered not one Richistan but three: Lower, Middle, and Upper, each of which has its own levels and distinctions of wealth - the haves and the have-mores. Frank is keen to note that the influence of Richistan and the Richistanis extends well beyond the almost 10 million households that make up its population. Don't say we didn't warn you!
  • Robert Frank: Leon of Juda

    By Robert Frank

    Our Price: $15.00 - $30.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783958293113
    • Publisher: Steidl
    • Published: September 2017
  • Success and Luck: Good Fortune and the Myth of Meritocracy

    By Robert Frank

    Our Price: $17.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691178301
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: September 2017
    "Building a successful life requires a deep conviction that you are the author of your own destiny. Building a successful society requires an equally deep conviction that no one's destiny is their own to write. Balancing these seemingly contradictory ideas may be the most important social challenge of our time. And Robert Frank has just written the most important book on the subject. Success and Luck is essential reading."--Duncan Watts, principal researcher, Microsoft Research, and author of Everything Is Obvious (Once You Know the Answer): How Common Sense Fails Us"Success and Luck is a wonderful read--insightful, humorous, loaded with evidence, and full of common sense."--Frank Convery, chief economist of the Environmental Defense Fund"The most skillful writer in economics has now written an amazing book on luck. Robert Frank brilliantly explains why luck is playing an increasingly important role in the world's outcomes, why it is hard for all of us to realize it, and why there is a simple fix to the vast inequalities caused by sheer luck--a solution that will make all of our lives better. You will feel very lucky to have read it."--Nicholas Epley, author of Mindwise: Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want"We all like to think we live in a just world, where most people get what they deserve most of the time. In this lovely and insightful book, Robert Frank urges us to think again. His poignant description of random wins and losses in his own career complements his deft summary of the broad evidence that chance shapes success. Not that we shouldn't all try hard to succeed--we should, rather, try harder to pool risks and hedge bets in ways that improve both efficiency and justice."--Nancy Folbre, author of Greed, Lust, and Gender: A History of Economic Ideas"Growing inequality of wealth, leading to growing inequality of political power, has become a first-order social problem. Understanding the role of luck in economic outcomes is the first step toward formulating sensible policies to get runaway inequality back under control. Robert Frank's Success and Luck is a jewel: succinct, well written, and convincing. We're all lucky to be able to read it."--Mark A.R. Kleiman, New York University's Marron Institute"Robert Frank has a terrific mind and a huge heart. In this book, he shows that luck plays a massive role in successful lives--and he explains precisely why we underestimate that role. In the process, he offers important recommendations for how to make our economy both more efficient and more fair. A beautiful book."--Cass R. Sunstein, Harvard University"In this very valuable and readable book, Robert Frank presents the evidence and tightens the case for an important and vastly underappreciated fact: luck has more influence on personal success than most of us recognize or admit. He also makes the case that luck's role in where we end up in terms of income, education, status, and other outcomes has a big impact on how we perceive government, taxes, and public social spending."--Lane Kenworthy, University of California, San Diego"Robert Frank's Success and Luck should be read by everybody. Not only will you learn much new, subtle, important economics, you will also learn about yourself. You will be more generous and more satisfied: because you will see your successes as not just the product of your own hard work, but also of some good luck and help from others. All that, and, also, Success and Luck is a joy to read. I am going to send a copy to my brother (a physicist) and to my son (an economist) for their birthdays."--George A. Akerlof, Nobel Laureate in Economics
  • Thank You

    By Robert Frank

    Our Price: $20.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783931141271
    • Publisher: Scalo
    • Published: November 1996
  • The Americans List II

    By Robert Frank

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780984195435
    • Publisher: Red Hook Editions
  • The Silent Aftermath of Space

    By Caleb Cain Marcus

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9788862081122
    • Publisher: Damiani
    • Published: March 2010
    Foreword by Robert Frank.

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