5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 1 July 1998
Whether a student, fan, or stranger to Dr. Friedman, we are all left to give him praise for his enlightening work. After completion of this book, the reader understands just how strongly our daily lives are governed by economics. Whether it be buying a used car, getting married, or voting, this book teaches us that we can not make a single decision in life without resorting to economic thought. As a student of Dr. Friedman, Hidden Order served to me as a great tool for understanding his way of thought and opened my mind to the practical applications of economics. Just as well, to a stranger of Dr. Friedman, this book will serve a full plate of refreshing thoughts. I would recommend this book to fellow economists as well as to anyone who has never even taken an economics class.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on 29 May 2001
Hidden Order explains things that you know to be true, but couldn't really define why before. It makes you look at how you go about your life in a completely different manner. With clear, concise examples and witty prose, this book is a must-read for anyone who thinks about why we do the things that we do.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 November 2010
i knew a little economics when i picked this up, and while david friedman could surely teach me something, he never got around to it because he was so busy doing his "i know economics and you don't"-routine. too bad. i hear he's friends with landsburg. maybe the latter could have given him a writing tip or two.