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Author O'Roark, J. Brian.

Title Why superman doesn't take over the world [electronic resource] : what superheroes can tell us about economics / J. Brian O'Roark.

Imprint Old Saybrook, Conn. : Tantor Media ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] RBdigital, 2019, p2019.


Description 1 online resource (7 hr., 22 min.)
Note Unabridged.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Requires RBdigital Media Manager.
System requirements: 200 MB of free disk space, 512 MB of RAM, Windows Installer 3.1, Microsoft .NET Framework 4 (x86 and x64), Windows Media Player 10 QA.
Note Downloadable audio file.
Title from title screen.
Access Access restricted to subscribing institutions.
Performer Narrated by Mike Chamberlain.
Form Downloadable applications available for access via iOS 4.0+ devices (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) and Android 2.1+ devices.
Summary Why do heroes fight each other' Why do villains keep trying even though they almost never win' Why don't heroes simply take over the world'Economics and comic books seem to be a world apart. But in the hands of economics professor and comic hero aficionado J. Brian O'Roark, the two form a powerful alliance. With brilliant deadpan enthusiasm he shows how the travails of superheroes can explain the building blocks of economics, and how the laws of economics explain the mysteries of superhero behavior. Superman has a day job because of elastic demand; Spiderman's existential doubts are all about opportunity cost; game theory sheds light on the battle between Captain America and Iron Man; the Peltzmann effect makes sense of why heroes can go to the bad; sunk cost fallacy explains The Flash's tragic dilemmas; the utility curve helps us decide who is the greatest superhero of all.Why Superman Doesn't Take Over The World: What Superheroes Can Tell Us About Economics probes the motivations of our favorite heroes, and considers what it would look like if their stories played out in reality.
Subject Business.
Genre/Form Audiobooks.
Added Author Chamberlain, Mike. Narrator.
Tantor Media.
ISBN 9781541467231
Music No. Z100145901 Recorded Books

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