RUSS ROBERTS

BOOKS

THE PRICE OF EVERYTHING

The Price of Everything

A Stanford University provost and a star-student and world-class tennis player clash about the virtues of top-down intervention vs. order that emerges from the bottom-up. Along the way, a group of students protest the role of a big box retailer on campus entangling the provost and her tennis-playing pupil. My best novel, I think, this book explores emergent order in the economy and our standard of living.

REVIEWS

Pencils and Politics by George Will in Newsweek

Don’t Bite the Invisible Hand by Clint Witchalls in The Spectator

The Price of Everything by Steve Dubner at Freakonomics