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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 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.
Grade A just like the podcast of the same name. I love everything these two collaborate on. The material covered is the same as the movie, but still quite good.Published 2 hours ago by Adam Porter Demshar
This book is awesome. It was delivered to me in a timely manner and the book condition is great.
Overall, great experience.
Great book! It lets you see how things happen, cause and effect of different policies and actions, and teaches you to see things from a little different perspective. Read morePublished 19 hours ago by G. Turner
"Freakonomics" is one of those books that has made its mark on our culture and has become a mainstream classic of irreverent readers and thinkers. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Steve V.
I purchased this to read along with my niece who had it assigned as summer reading. I was captivated from the beginning. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Kay Tea
a very interesting read. economics has never been more interesting. some chapters are a bit long. that's the only criticism I havePublished 11 days ago by ryan c mays