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Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

By (author) Stephen J. Dubner , By (author) Steven D. Levitt

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Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner's "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything" is the cult bestseller that will show you a totally new way of seeing the world. What do estate agents and the Ku Klux Klan have in common? Why do drug dealers live with their mothers? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How can your name affect how well you do in life? The answer: "Freakonomics". It's at the heart of everything we do and the things that affect us daily, from sex to crime, parenting to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. And it's all about using information about the world around us to get to the heart of what's really happening under the surface of everyday life. Now updated with the authors' "New York Times" columns and blog entries! "A phenomenon". ("Observer"). "Non-stop fun". ("Evening Standard"). "Brilliant ...you'll be stimulated, provoked and entertained. Of how many books can that be said?" "Sunday Telegraph". Steven Levitt, the man with 'the most interesting mind in America' (Malcolm Gladwell), is the rogue economist whose controversial ideas have caused a sensation on both sides of the Atlantic. In "Freakonomics" he joins forces with Stephen Dubner, "New York Times" and "New Yorker" journalist and bestselling author of "Turbulent Souls" and "Confessions of a Hero Worshipper", to create a gripping, revolutionary new take on the world.

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  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 260g
  • 01 Jan 2007
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London
  • English
  • 0141019018
  • 9780141019017
  • 1,380

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Steven D. Levitt (Author) Steven D. Levitt, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, was awarded the John Bates Clark medal, given to the most influential American economist under the age of forty. He is also a founder of The Greatest Good, which applies Freakonomics-style thinking to business and philanthropy. Stephen J. Dubner (Author) Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He quit his first career - as an almost-rock-star - to become a writer. He has worked for The New York Times and published three non-Freakonomics books. He lives with his family in New York City.

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"Good, but gets bad........"

I have to say i found the first half of this book eye opening and interesting but it does die a little towards the end and maybe slightly too long. The range of subjects the author covers with his economic eye keeps you reading and eager to know the results. Its an easy read that doesn't bore you with too much in the way of technical jargon either. Recommendedshow more
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