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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.
The economist Steven Levitt and the writer Stephen Dubner do a great job writing this book. I was engaged and interested the entire read. Read morePublished 6 hours ago by Ben
After reading Freakonomics I have to say this is probably the worst book I’ve ever read. Levitt and Dubner confuse me a lot because they jumped around with so many different facts... Read morePublished 2 days ago by conner davenport
I think that the writing style was very conversational and easy to understand as along as you paid attention and didn’t drift off. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amelia Rockhold
Have you ever thought about what schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? The authors of Freakonomics analyze a random assortment of topics like this one. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Lorrrie
Freakonomics is a book in which Stephen Levit, a top economist explores the economy in his own unorthodox fashion. For this book, I give it a 5 for reflection of reality. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Holly B
I've been contrarian all my life (just ask my mom!) so I see this book and its companions as vindication! Read morePublished 15 days ago by Kschimmelwriter
No issue with the seller, the book was in good shape and arrived on time.
However, I was sorely disappointed with this book after it came so highly recommended to MBA... Read more