Review: Dear Undercover Economist

Dear Undercover Economist: Priceless Advice on Money, Work, Sex, Kids, and Life’s Other Challenges by Tim Harford.

Disappointing. I’m a fan of Tim Harford, having enjoyed the original Undercover Economist and Adapt, as well as being a regular “More or Less” listener. This format didn’t really seem to work though. The replies are too short to cover the economic concepts properly. Worse, the concepts often seem to have been shoehorned in. I realise that’s partly for humorous effect, but to be honest I found it to wear thin rather quickly.

There are a few genuinely funny and insightful replies. However I would recommend the original Undercover Economist book as far more informative.

★★☆☆☆ 2/5 stars

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