Do the Math!

Do the Math!

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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 corruption. John K. White argues that a better knowledge of basic systems is needed to understand the world we live in, and one place to start is with counting and mathematics. Without an understanding of mathematics, we make poor personal financial choices, and we can't make the important decisions about government bailouts, oil supplies, or global warming. Do the Math! uses creative examplesa€”borrowing liberally from the anecdotal and the academic, from literature and the newspaper, and from the stock market and the casinoa€”to provide a thought-provoking guide to better understanding the world around us.... Club, 13a€“14 Mill, J. S., 10 Millionaires, numbers in Congress, 328, 336, 339 ( note 4) Minsky, H., 9 MIT Blackjack team, ... 179a€“180 make-believe game of, 181 a€“183 Monte Carlo-calculated frequencies for, 183a€“185, 184 (figure) Monte Carlo anbsp;...

Title:Do the Math!
Author:John K. White
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2012-03-14


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