Am pus mâna pe Freakonomics, o carte de fapte socio-economice care se citeşte ca un roman poliţist bun şi care-mi eşte tovarăş de lectură în acest week-end. Doi economişti tratează subiecte aparent banale şi oferă de multe ori explicaţii contra-intuitive şi paradoxale.
Cheating is promordial economic act: getting more for less.
An office is more honest when the employees like their boss and their work.
Employees further up the corporate ladder cheat more that those down below (overdeveloped sense of entitlement?).
We accept as a verity of capitalism that someone (usually an expert) knows more than someone else (usually a consumer), but information asymmetries everywhere have in fact been mortally wounded by the Internet.