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Freakonomics Revised and Expanded

A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

by Steven D. Levitt Author · Stephen J. Dubner Author

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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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
HarperCollins
Imprint:
HarperAudio
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2007

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 216.6 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 216.3 MB

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 since taught English at Columbia, worked for The New York Times, and published three...

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Stephen J. Dubner (Narrator)

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 since taught English at Columbia, worked for The New York Times, and published three...

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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 forty. He is also a founder of The Greatest Good, which applies Freakonomics-st...

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Freakonomics Revised and Expanded
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