Why do they call it a democracy when it’s really an oligarchy? Why are cocaine consumers bad for the environment? Homo Economicus is an interesting, pertinent look at the world around us through the lens of economics, a science that can answer many of our worries and questions about a wide variety of subjects including politics, social relations and work. His conclusions might seem unreal and even shocking but they’ll definitely surprise you. It is not, however, a book of banal anecdotes and assorted curiosities. The author develops arguments and makes statements that will help us to understand contemporary themes and the mechanisms that structure our society. Why is it so hard to find a job? What are the flaws of Spanish politics? What are the main causes of the financial crisis?
An explanation of the world via economics.
It is a controversial book which uses an economic basis to argue for the legalization of drugs and the expansion of multinational organizations into the third world.