Thomas C. Schelling Choice and Consequence

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A political economist examines the subject of ambiguous rationality in relation to such phenomena as nuclear terrorism, blackmail, euthanasia, and daydreaming and discusses the ethical issues of policy

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Thomas Schelling is a political economist 'conspicuous for wandering' --an errant economist. In Choice and Consequence, he ventures into the area where rationality is ambiguous in order to look at the tricks people use to try to quit smoking or lose weight. He explores topics as some as nuclear terrorism, as sordid as blackmail, as ineffable as daydreaming, as intimidating as euthanasia. He examines ethical issues wrapped up in economics, unwrapping the economics to disclose ethical issues that are misplaced or misidentified.

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Thomas C. Schelling is Distinguished University Professor, Department of Economics and School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland and Lucius N. Littauer Professor of Political Economy, Emeritus, Harvard University. He is co-recipient of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Economics.

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