Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

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Assume nothing, question everything. This is the message at the heart of Freakonomics, Levitt and Dubner's rule-breaking, iconoclastic book about crack dealers, cheating teachers and bizarre baby names that turned everyone's view of the world upside-down and became an international multi-million-copy-selling phenomenon. "Prepare to be dazzled." (Malcolm Gladwell). "A'll be stimulated, provoked and entertained. Of how many books can that be said?" (Sunday Telegraph). "Has you chuckling one minute and gasping in amazement the next." (Wall Street Journal). "Dazzling...a delight." (Economist). "Made me laugh out loud." (Scotland on Sunday).

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Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 22mm | 260g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0141019018
  • 9780141019017
  • 1,714

About Steven D. Levitt

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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Customer reviews

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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