Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything


Which is extra harmful, a gun or a swimming pool?

What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?

How a lot do mom and dad rather matter?

These won't sound like general questions for an economist to invite. yet Steven D. Levitt isn't really a customary economist. He experiences the riddles of daily life—from dishonest and crime to parenting and sports—and reaches conclusions that flip traditional knowledge on its head.

Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration among Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning writer and journalist. They got down to discover the internal workings of a crack gang, the reality approximately genuine property brokers, the secrets and techniques of the Ku Klux Klan, and masses extra.

Through forceful storytelling and wry perception, they express that economics is, at root, the research of incentives—how humans get what they wish or want, in particular whilst folks wish or want a similar thing.

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