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Steven D. Levitt is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and a recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to the most influential economist under the age of forty. He is also founder of The Greatest Good, a company that applies Freakonomic principles to philanthropy and business.
Stephen J. Dubner, a former writer and editor at The New York Times Magazine, is the author of Turbulent Souls (Choosing My Religion), Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, and the children's book The Boy with Two Belly Buttons.
Great book. Enjoyed it immensely. Great wacky take on odd statistics. Not really designed for use on the Kindle as the diagrams are illegible,Published 15 days ago by Alan Buckle
A clever book that makes economics fun to the layman. Check out Levitt and Dubner's podcast of the same name.Published 15 days ago by ssteussy
great book. The authors present a unique way of looking at the world. Great, easy read. I highly Recommend reading.Published 1 month ago by Diana D.
I read this book second; I read SuperFreakonomics first; I found both compelling. I believe that the authors have well illustrated the advantages of an integrated approach to... Read morePublished 1 month ago by W. Allen
This book provides interesting insight into economic priciples that apply across many areas. The stories / research only help to teach the concept and provide interesting and... Read morePublished 1 month ago by T. Schrader
I though the authors had some interesting view points as well as why they believe them based on their experience, data and research.Published 1 month ago by socalmr
he makes economics very fun. Both my kids and i enjoyed this book very much. We learned and we laughed.Published 1 month ago by Ana L. Gonzalez
I couldn't finish the second chapter, it's just so long and boring. Yes I get it, brokers are evil. But did it really take 40 pages to describe what could have been done in a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Black
This book caused me to reevaluate some long-held beliefs and to question what SEEMED to be some solid "cause and effect" relationships. Read morePublished 2 months ago by P. Kurt