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    DescriptionMore Than 4 Million Copies Sold WorldwidePublished in 35 LanguagesWhich 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.

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    A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Steven D Levitt, By (author) Stephen J Dubner
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 315
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780060731335
    ISBN 10: 0060731338

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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S4.5
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    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
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    DC21: 330
    BIC subject category V2: PBT
    Abridged Dewey: 330
    B&T General Subject: 180
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
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    DC22: 330
    Libri: I-BE
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    LC classification: HB74.P8 L479 2009
    B&T Approval Code: A45901100, A45900000
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    Edition statement
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    black & white illustrations
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    01 September 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "An easy, funny read. Many unsolvable problems the Americans have could be solved with simple means."--Business World