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Phishing for Phools:
The Economics of Manipulation and Deception
George A. Akerlof & Robert J. Shiller

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

PREFACE vii
INTRODUCTION Expect to Be Manipulated: Phishing Equilibrium 1
PART ONE Unpaid Bills and Financial Crash
CHAPTER ONE Temptation Strews Our Path 15
CHAPTER TWO Reputation Mining and Financial Crisis 23
PART TWO Phishing in Many Contexts
CHAPTER THREE Advertisers Discover How to Zoom In on Our Weak Spots 45
CHAPTER FOUR Rip-offs Regarding Cars, Houses, and Credit Cards 60
CHAPTER FIVE Phishing in Politics 72
CHAPTER SIX Phood, Pharma, and Phishing 84
CHAPTER SEVEN Innovation: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly 96
CHAPTER EIGHT Tobacco and Alcohol 103
CHAPTER NINE Bankruptcy for Profit 117
CHAPTER TEN Michael Milken Phishes with Junk Bonds as Bait 124
CHAPTER ELEVEN The Resistance and Its Heroes 136
PART THREE Conclusion and Afterword
CONCLUSION: EXAMPLES AND GENERAL LESSONS New Story in America and Its Consequences 149
AFTERWORD The Significance of Phishing Equilibrium 163
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 175
NOTES 181
BIBLIOGRAPHY 233
INDEX 257

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