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Freakonomics Rev Ed

Freakonomics Rev Ed

2006 . Business & Economics, Social Science, Popular Culture, Mathematics, Probability & Statistics . Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

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About the book

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Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an econo-mist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing—and whose conclusions turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They usually begin with a mountain of data and a simple question. Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish quality. Thus the new field of study contained in this book: freakonomics. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and Dubner 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. In Freakonomics, they explore the hidden side of . . . well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher. The secrets of the Klu Klux Klan. What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world, despite a great deal of complexity and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not unknowable, and—if the right questions are asked—is even more intriguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking. Freakonomics establishes this unconventional premise: If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work. It is true that readers of this book will be armed with enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties. But Freakonomics can provide more than that. It will literally redefine the way we view the modern world.

Year:

2006

Language:

English

Publisher:

Harper Collins

Pages:

336

ISBN:

0061234001 (ISBN13: 9780061234002)

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Asbjørn Holmlund

1 year ago

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Awesome book with funny examples demonstrating pioneering economic theory!

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JB Bys

2 years ago

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When someone can take a complex topic and explain it very simply using examples that are easy to understand then it's clear they've mastered their content. When you read this book their explanations are so amazingly simple to understand that it makes you wonder why you didn't already know what they know. The writing style flows well and makes it an enjoyable. It's a great read I highly recommend it

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John Madsen

2 years ago

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Tankevækkende bog der dykker ned i materien omkring hverdagsanliggende, og forsøger via massiv dataindsamling og simple økonomiske modeller, at kortlægge sammenhænge og redegøre for globale tendenser. Særligt afsnittet om Roe v Wade, satte dybe spor i mig. Jeg går stadig en gang i mellem og genkalder den del af bogen og hygger mig med at tænke det igennem. Som et mentalt maltbolsje. Ej okay.

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Markus Marañon Straarup image

3 years ago

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Really tales complex stuff and adds a new perspective, and makes it easy to comprehend.

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Wynsley Kuo

3 years ago

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Thought provoking insights via mining decades of data. I would bet Amazon and Google could write today’s book with shocking revisions and brand new insights

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Morten Schroeder image

3 years ago

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Great book! Takes basic economic concepts and uses them to explain everyday behavior

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Brandi Riedford

1 year ago

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Fun and interesting read

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Esben Poulsen

3 years ago

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Loved the book! Educational and interesting!

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