The highway patrol is accused of pulling over more minority drivers, and Arab airline passangers often get extra attention when going though airport security.
Some of this scrutiny is likely the result of taste-based discrimination, in that the police may be hostile to minorities and use their power to harass drivers from these groups.
Dating was now dominated by sites like Match.com, e Harmony, and Ok Cupid. It turns out that dating sites are no different than the markets Oyer had spent a lifetime studying.
Monster.com, e Bay, and other sites where individuals come together to find a match gave Oyer startling insight into the modern dating scene.
I also recommend skipping the entire chapters on "Statistical Discrimination" and "The Family" as it will be offensive anyone who is not uber-liberal.
For example, from "Statistical Discrimination": "Racial profiling" is especially statistical discrimination.
Each chapter brings up a concept from economics (like signaling) and then gives examples of it in online dating and other contexts, like job hunting, buying a car, etc.
The concepts don't seem very adva It seems like everyone is a little disappointed with this book: if they wanted dating advice, it had too much economics; if they wanted economics, it had too much goofy discussion of online dating.
Oyer also provides examples with e Bay, financial Web sites, and mo Genius is not reflected solely in whether a person has a unique idea, in my opinion.
Oyer also provides examples with e Bay, financial Web sites, and mostly anything internet related to make his point. While I did notice a few editorial mistakes in the book, this did not detract from the enjoyment of reading it.
It made me want to have discussions with people around economic principles and their application in every-day life.
I did not like that this author was stuck in uber-liberal thinking and made assumptions and statements based on their playbook without bothering to acknowledge or justify them.
Now I know that my issue with online dating is that I think it does not maximize my utility, and that being single has placed my in a socioeconomic bubble due to positive assortative mating. It seems like everyone is a little disappointed with this book: if they wanted dating advice, it had too much economics; if they wanted economics, it had too much goofy discussion of online dating.