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Passion Within Reason

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ISBN-10: 0393960226

ISBN-13: 9780393960228

Edition: 1991

Authors: Robert H. Frank

List price: $17.40
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The idea rests on a simple paradox, namely, that in many situations the conscious pursuit of self-interest is incompatible with its attainment. We are all comfortable with the notion that someone who strives to be spontaneous can never succeed. So too, on brief reflection, will it become apparent that someone who always pursues self-interest is doomed to fail.
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Book details

List price: $17.40
Copyright year: 1991
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/17/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Robert H. Frank is an economics professor at Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management and a regular "Economic View" columnist for the "New York Times", and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos. His books, which have been translated into 22 languages, include "The Winner-Take-All Society" (with Philip Cook), "The Economic Naturalist", "Luxury Fever", "What Price the Moral High Ground?", and "Principles of Economics" (with Ben Bernanke).