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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (P.S.)

SKU: 0060731338
Stock: 1000
Author: Stephen J. Dubner
Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780060731335
ISBN: 0060731338
Number Of Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
Release Date: 2009-08-25

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Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives—how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.
Caitlin Buehler on 02/08/10 09:00pm
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I gave me a lot of insight into topics that I never even thought about. It was a great and fast reed but always kept me wanting to turn the next page (for the most).
Thelma M. Tinker on 02/07/10 09:00pm
Great book at a great price with a speedy delivery. Amazon is the best.
on 02/05/10 09:00pm
Pretty interesting book. I enjoyed the way the subject matter was presented i.e why do gang members live with their mothers etc. Some of the stats you might already know, but it doesn't detract from the book. I would recommend the book if you are in the mood for something a little different.
J. Gaeth on 02/02/10 09:00pm
The positive was that this book was an easy read. However, the content was somewhat ridiculous and was really not that stimulating. I was disappointed.
delaurah on 01/31/10 09:00pm
It wasn't the best read that I thought it was going to be. It's not my typical reading choice, but I thought I'd give it a try. Would probably interest someone more if they actually enjoyed economics!

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