Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything Author Steven D. Levitt
ISBN-10 0060731338
ISBN-13 9780060731335
Year 2009-08-25
Pages 315
Language English
Publisher William Morrow Paperbacks
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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 lifefrom cheating and crime to parenting and sportsand 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 incentiveshow people get what they want or need especially when other people want or need the same thing

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