by |December 24, 2009

ScroogenomicsChristmas is the time for giving… or so we thought!

A brilliant Economist, Joel Waldfogel, now tells us we have it all wrong…

Read his new book to find out why –

Scroogenomics: Why You Shouldn’t Buy Presents for the Holidays

Thank goodness for Economists.

Next year, come Christmas morning, as we sit in complete silence staring at an empty tree, with the children shedding dumbfounded tears, we’ll have one source of solace, we can think of our full bank accounts and then give thanks for the Wisdom of Joel Waldfogel.

Merry Christmas Joel!

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While still in his twenties, John Purcell opened a second-hand bookshop in Mosman, Sydney, in which he sat for ten years reading, ranting and writing. Since then he has written, under a pseudonym, a series of very successful novels, interviewed hundreds of writers about their work, appeared at writers’ festivals, on TV (most bizarrely in comedian Luke McGregor’s documentary Luke Warm Sex) and has been featured in prominent newspapers and magazines. ​Now, as the Director of Books at, Australia’s largest online bookseller, he supports Australian writing in all its forms. He lives in Sydney with his wife, two children, three dogs, five cats, unnumbered gold fish and his overlarge book collection. His novel, The Girl on the Page, will be published by HarperCollins Australia in October, 2018.

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