Do the Math!

1st Edition

On Growth, Greed, and Strategic Thinking

John K. White
eISBN-13: 9781483307183

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How do pyramid scams work? Are reality television shows fair? Why are sports so uncompetitive? Who really broke the bank in 2009?

Our world has become more complicated, and the notion of growth at any cost has led to constant economic uncertainty, a permanently stressed-out workforce, and everyday stories of government and corporate abuse. Author John K. White argues that a better knowledge of basic systems is needed to understand the world we live in, from pyramid scams to government bailouts, from sports leagues to stock markets, from the everyday to the seemingly complex.

Do the Math! is a fresh look at the numbers of daily living, providing a thought-provoking guide to better understanding the world around us and enlightening consumers about misleading practice. Numerous creative examples and illustrative figures help to explain the realities of our ever-confusing mathematical world, and modern economic and contemporary social issues link mathematical concepts to real-world examples.

Do The Math…Understand "The Normal Curve" and "Debt and Demographics" in 100 seconds!

Do the Math! was featured in The Best Writing on Mathematics 2019, by Mircea Pitici, a book about the best mathematics writing since 2010.

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ISBNs 1483307182, 9781452281063, 9781483307183, 9781412999595, 9781412999595, 9781412999595
Language English
Number of Pages 392
Edition 1st