Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

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Penguin Books, Limited, 2007 - Economics - 320 pages
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Cult bestseller, new buzz word... Freakonomics is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, Freakonomics will make you see the familiar world through a completely original lens.

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Educational in an easy to read way. - Goodreads
Interesting data analysis, bad writing. - weRead
Superb Insight into everything... - weRead
Excellent, well-researched book. - Goodreads
Maybe THEY used HIM as a reference. - Goodreads
I love the premise of this book. - Goodreads

Review: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics #1)

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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything is an enlightening book that analyzes occurrences around the world and offers explanations for them. Steven D. Levitt and Stephen ... Read full review

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meh.... it was interesting but there were pretty dull parts that were hard to get past. Read full review

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About the author (2007)

While attending Appalachian State University, Stephen J. Dubner started a rock band that was signed to Arista Records. He eventually stopped playing music to earn an M.F.A. in writing at Columbia University, where he also taught in the English Department. From 1990 to 1994, he was an editor and writer at New York magazine. He has written for numerous publications including The New Yorker, Time, and The Washington Post. He is an award-winning author and journalist. He is the coauthor, with Steven D. Levitt, of Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. It won the inaugural Quill Award for best business book; a Visionary Award from the National Council on Economic Education; and was named a Notable Book of 2005 by the New York Times. His other works include Turbulent Souls: A Catholic Son's Return to His Jewish Family (1998), Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper (2003), and The Boy with Two Belly Buttons (2007).

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