Friday, June 15, 2012
An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies
Quirky. Both economists and foodies may be left hungry after reading Tyler Cowen’s book, An Economist Gets Lunch: New Rules for Everyday Foodies. It is through the lens of an economist that Cowen does one of his favorite things: eat well. He makes a passionate case for good, cheap food. Some fellow economists may view that food is always priced accurately based on market factors. Some foodies would never consider eating at some of the strip mall places Cowen prefers. For those readers who are neither foodies nor economists, this is a quick book to read, in the style of Freakonomics, and Cowen’s writing style is often highly entertaining. Rating: Three-star (Recommended) Click here to purchase An Economist Gets Lunch from amazon.com.