Re: Ch. 5 - The Power of a Free Cookie
This chapter is hilarious because it is so true! "Free" is completely intoxicating. I think he does a really good job of explaining that it is just basic survival instincts. I remember watching Oprah one time and she gave away these free shoes but they were all for the left foot or something. Most of the audience took one. One woman said she took it for her dog, but I am not entirely sure that the whole audience took one for their dog. At the time, I thought it was so lame but now it makes total sense. And I will admit that I have to think twice when I see "Free". Can I use this? Hmmmm.
You are right, Dwill. I like how he gives suggestions at the end of each chapter. Like, stop and think before you make decisions that affect you financially. I like this line from chapter 2: "Yes, a free market based on supply, demand, and no friction would be ideal if we were truly rational. Yet when we are not rational but irrational, policies should take this important factor into account." Ugggg! Blasphemy, Communism, and Socialism!