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Freakonomics Rev Ed

Freakonomics Rev Ed
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-02-17
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9780061792809
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Summary : The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion between the authors and bestselling professor of psychology Angela Duckworth. Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Which should be feared more: snakes or french fries? Why do sumo wrestlers cheat? In this groundbreaking book, leading economist Steven Levitt—Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and winner of the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark medal for the economist under 40 who has made the greatest contribution to the discipline—reveals that the answers. Joined by acclaimed author and podcast host Stephen J. Dubner, Levitt presents a brilliant—and brilliantly entertaining—account of how incentives of the most hidden sort drive behavior in ways that turn conventional wisdom on its head.

Freakonomics

Freakonomics
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-09
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 9780061956270
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Summary : One of the greatest young American thinkers offers his provocative and intriguing insights into basic life issues--from cheating to child rearing--in this highly readable and challenging new work Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Which should be feared more: snakes or french fries? Who really deserves credit for the recent drop in crime? In this groundbreaking book, leading economist Steven Levitt--Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and winner of the American Economic Association's 2004 John Bates Clark medal for the economist under 40 who has made the greatest contribution to the discipline--reveals that the answers to such questions lie in economic theory, a field he is revolutionizing. Joined by acclaimed author Stephen J. Dubner, Levitt offers his most compelling ideas as he explores the basic questions of everyday life, reaching conclusions that have turned conventional wisdom on its head. Brilliantly reasoned, told in compelling, forthright language, and filled with keen insight, What Do Schoolteachers and Sumo Wrestlers Have in Common? remind us that economics is ultimately the study of incentives and competition--how people get what they want, or need, when others want or need the same thing.

Freakonomics

Freakonomics
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-05-19
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 0063032376
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Summary : The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion between the authors and bestselling professor of psychology Angela Duckworth. Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Which should be feared more: snakes or french fries? Why do sumo wrestlers cheat? In this groundbreaking book, leading economist Steven Levitt--Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and winner of the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark medal for the economist under 40 who has made the greatest contribution to the discipline--reveals that the answers. Joined by acclaimed author and podcast host Stephen J. Dubner, Levitt presents a brilliant--and brilliantly entertaining--account of how incentives of the most hidden sort drive behavior in ways that turn conventional wisdom on its head.

Superfreakonomics

Superfreakonomics
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-06-24
  • Total pages :270
  • ISBN : 9780141030708
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Summary : Steven Levitt, the original rogue economist, and Stephen Dubner have spent four years uncovering the hidden side of even more controversial subjects, from terrorism to shark attacks, cable TV to hurricanes. The result is Superfreakonomics. It reveals, among other things: - Why you are more likely to be killed walking drunk than driving drunk - How a prostitute is more likely to sleep with a policeman than be arrested by one - Why terrorists might be easier to track down than you would imagine - How a sex change could boost your salary Because sometimes the most superfreaky solution is the simplest.

Think Like a Freak

Think Like a Freak
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-07-07
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 0062218344
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Summary : Now in Paperback—the New York Times bestseller—and follow up to the revolutionary bestsellers Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics—with a new author Q&A. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner take us inside their thought process and teach us all how to think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally. In Think Like A Freak, they offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms. The topics range from business to philanthropy to sports to politics, all with the goal of retraining your brain. Along the way, you’ll learn the secrets of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, and why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they’re from Nigeria. Levitt and Dubner plainly see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing—and so much fun to read.

Think Like A Freak

Think Like A Freak
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-12
  • Total pages :304
  • ISBN : 9781443416535
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Summary : Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner single-handedly showed the world that applying counter-intuitive approaches to everyday problems can bear surprising results. Think Like a Freak will take readers further inside this special thought process, revealing a new way of approaching the decisions we make, the plans we create and the morals we choose. It answers the question on the lips of everyone who’s read the previous books: How can I apply these ideas to my life? How do I make smarter, harder and better decisions? How can I truly think like a freak? With short, highly entertaining insights running the gamut from “The Upside of Quitting” to “How to Succeed with No Talent,” Think Like a Freak is poised to radically alter the way we think about all aspects of life on this planet.

SuperFreakonomics

SuperFreakonomics
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-06
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0141048328
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Summary : Here at last is the sequel to the international bestselling phenomenon, 'Freakonomics'. Steven Levitt, the original rogue economist, and Stephen Dubner have been working hard, uncovering the hidden side of even more controversial subjects, from charity to terrorism and prostitution.

Book Review: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Book Review: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
  • Author : 50MINUTES.COM,
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-04-04
  • Total pages :44
  • ISBN : 9782808016940
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Summary : It can be hard for busy professionals to find the time to read the latest books. Stay up to date in a fraction of the time with this concise guide. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything is an engaging, thought-provoking look at the behaviour and phenomena we see around us every day. Its authors seek to apply the analytical tools of economics to a host of curiosities to answer questions as diverse as whether your estate agent might be lying to you and when it is in schoolteachers’ best interests to cheat. Their explanations often run counter to conventional wisdom and the explanations provided by academics and politicians, who all too often fail to distinguish between correlation and causation and miss the deeper, hidden causes behind events. Freakonomics is a worldwide publishing phenomenon, with translations into some 35 languages and over four million copies sold worldwide to date. This book review and analysis is perfect for: • Students of economics • Anyone with an interest in microeconomics and economic theory • Anyone who wants to understand the hidden factors that shape our lives and decisions About 50MINUTES.COM | BOOK REVIEW The Book Review series from the 50Minutes collection is aimed at anyone who is looking to learn from experts in their field without spending hours reading endless pages of information. Our reviews present a concise summary of the main points of each book, as well as providing context, different perspectives and concrete examples to illustrate the key concepts.

Think Like a Freak Intl

Think Like a Freak Intl
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-12-30
  • Total pages :288
  • ISBN : 0062295926
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Summary : Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.

SUMMARY - Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything By Steven D. Levitt And Stephen J. Dubner

SUMMARY - Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything By Steven D. Levitt And Stephen J. Dubner
  • Author : Shortcut Edition
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-05-30
  • Total pages :35
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Summary : * Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. *By reading this summary, you will discover through concrete examples an innovative way of looking at the world. Why do dealers live with their parents? How can information be used to dismantle a terrorist group? By answering these unusual questions, the authors of "Freakonomics" bring to the forefront the little-known workings of the economy. *You will also discover that : Incentives are at the root of many human behaviors; Popular wisdom is often mistaken; Behind great consequences are sometimes hidden distant causes; Information is exploited by experts for their own profit; Determining what needs to be measured to conduct a study is fundamental. *The authors of Freakonomics, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, are Harvard economist and New York Times Magazine writer respectively. They are the inventors of the eponymous science of exploring societal issues using the tools of economics. You will learn how the tools of economics can be exploited to answer unusual and interesting questions. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

When to Rob a Bank

When to Rob a Bank
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-12
  • Total pages :387
  • ISBN : 0141982926
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Summary : In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the landmark book Freakonomics comes this curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the universe. When Freakonomics was first published, the authors started a blog--and they've kept it up. The writing is more casual, more personal, even more outlandish than in their books. Now they've gone through and picked the best of the best. Here, they ask a host of typically off-center questions: Why don't flight attendants get tipped? If you were a terrorist, how would you attack? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken?.--From publisher description.

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Summary)

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Summary)
  • Author : QuickRead,Alyssa Burnette
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Summary : Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. The study of economics can be wilder than you think. Have you ever wondered why we make the money mistakes that we do? With such a wealth of financial advice available, it seems stunning that we could make such bad investments or foolhardy purchases. Freakonomics uses the principles of economic analysis to unpack this concept for us and explain why we make the choices we do. And through Levitt and Dubner’s critical study, you’ll learn the surprising truth about how we can apply economics to every facet of our lives from dating to big purchases!

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics
  • Author : Ben Fine,Dimitris Milonakis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-04-15
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 9781134099368
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Summary : Is or has economics ever been the imperial social science? Could or should it ever be so? These are the central concerns of this book. It involves a critical reflection on the process of how economics became the way it is, in terms of a narrow and intolerant orthodoxy, that has, nonetheless, increasingly directed its attention to appropriating the subject matter of other social sciences through the process termed "economics imperialism". In other words, the book addresses the shifting boundaries between economics and the other social sciences as seen from the confines of the dismal science, with some reflection on the responses to the economic imperialists by other disciplines. Significantly, an old economics imperialism is identified of the "as if market" style most closely associated with Gary Becker, the public choice theory of Buchanan and Tullock and cliometrics. But this has given way to a more "revolutionary" form of economics imperialism associated with the information-theoretic economics of Akerlof and Stiglitz, and the new institutional economics of Coase, Wiliamson and North. Embracing one "new" field after another, economics imperialism reaches its most extreme version in the form of "freakonomics", the economic theory of everything on the basis of the most shallow principles. By way of contrast and as a guiding critical thread, a thorough review is offered of the appropriate principles underpinning political economy and its relationship to social science, and how these have been and continue to be deployed. The case is made for political economy with an interdisciplinary character, able to bridge the gap between economics and other social sciences, and draw upon and interrogate the nature of contemporary capitalism.

Turn of the Century

Turn of the Century
  • Author : Kurt Andersen
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-03-09
  • Total pages :672
  • ISBN : 9780307785572
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Summary : As big and exciting as the next century, this is a novel of real life at our giddy, feverish, topsy-turvy edge of the millennium. Turn of the Century is a good old-fashioned novel about the day after tomorrow--an uproarious, exquisitely observed panorama of our world as the twentieth century morphs into the twenty-first, transforming family, marriage, and friendship and propelled by the supercharged global businesses and new technologies that make everyone's lives shake and spin a little faster. As the year 2000 progresses, George Mactier and Lizzie Zimbalist, ten years married, are caught up in the whirl of their centrifugally accelerating lives. George is a TV producer for the upstart network MBC, launching a truly and weirdly groundbreaking new show that blurs the line between fact and fiction. Lizzie is a software entrepreneur dealing with the breakneck pleasures and pains of running her own company in an industry where the rules are rewritten daily. Rocketing between Los An-geles and Seattle, with occasional stopovers at home in Manhattan for tag-team parenting of their three children, George and Lizzie are the kind of businesspeople who, growing up in the sixties and seventies, never dreamed they would end up in business. They're too busy to spend the money that's rolling in, and too smart not to feel ambivalent about their crazed, high-gloss existences, but nothing seems to slow the roller-coaster momentum of their inter-secting lives and careers. However, after Lizzie, recovering from a Microsoft deal gone awry, becomes a confidante and adviser to George's boss, billionaire media mogul Harold Mose, the couple discovers that no amount of sophisticated spin can obscure basic instincts: envy, greed, suspicion, sexual temptation--and, maybe, love. When they and their children are finally drawn into a thrilling, high-tech corporate hoax that sends Wall Street reeling (and makes one person very, very rich), George and Lizzie can only marvel at life's oversized surprises and hold on for dear life. Like Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities, Kurt Andersen's Turn of the Century lays bare the follies of our age with laser-beam precision, creating memorable characters and dissecting the ways we think, speak, and navigate this new era of extreme capitalism and mind-boggling technology. Entertaining, imaginative, knowing, and wise, Turn of the Century is a richly plotted comedy of manners about the way we live now.

Quicklet on Freakonomics by Stephen D. Levitt & Stephan J. Dubner

Quicklet on Freakonomics by Stephen D. Levitt & Stephan J. Dubner
  • Author : Jonathan Nathan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-11-09
  • Total pages :32
  • ISBN : 9781614641469
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Summary : Quicklets: Learn More. Read Less. Freakonomics was written by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Levitt is an economist who is known for making connections that other people do not see, while Dubner is a journalist for the New York Times. The book started as an article about Levitt that Dubner was writing for the New York Times in 2003. They wrote the book together as an attempt to bring economics to the masses, to show in an interesting and conversational way on how economics can prove that conventional wisdom is often wrong and how it can shed new light on confusing situations. The book was published in 2005 and has somewhat become controversial for its findings.

Think Like a Freak

Think Like a Freak
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-05-13
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781846147562
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Summary : From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions; and learning to unravel the world's secret codes. Now Levitt and Dubner have gathered up what they have learned and turned it into a readable and practical toolkit for thinking differently - thinking, that is, like a Freak. Whether you are interested in the best way to improve your odds in penalty kicks, or in major global reforms, here is a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems. Along the way, you'll learn how the techniques of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion can help you, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they're from Nigeria, and why Van Halen's demanding tour contract banning brown M&Ms was really a safety measure. You'll learn why sometimes it's best to put away your moral compass, and smarter to think like a child. You will be given a master class in incentives-because for better or worse, incentives rule our world. And you will learn to quit before you fail, because you can't solve tomorrow's problem if you aren't willing to abandon today's dud. Levitt and Dubner see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing - and so much fun to read.

When To Rob A Bank

When To Rob A Bank
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2015-05-05
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9781443416542
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Summary : Why do educated women get fewer responses on online dating websites? Is buying local food economically efficient? Does bribing kids improve their performance on school tests? Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, the quirky geniuses behind Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics and Think Like a Freak, are back at it. For the last ten years, they’ve used the tools of economics to answer some of our most unanswerable questions on the Freakonomics.com blog. Here, for the first time, the very best of their more than 8,000 posts are together in a single place. We learn why it’s so hard to predict the Kentucky Derby, why babies born in summer tend to score lower on standardized tests, and why rich people tend to be happier than poor people, but rich countries no happier than poor ones. When to Rob a Bank showcases the brilliance that has made Levitt and Dubner an international sensation, and the eloquence and wit that has always made them such a joy to read.

SUMMARY - Think Like A Freak: The Authors Of Freakonomics Offer To Retrain Your Brain By Steven D. Levitt And Stephen J. Dubner

SUMMARY - Think Like A Freak: The Authors Of Freakonomics Offer To Retrain Your Brain By Steven D. Levitt And Stephen J. Dubner
  • Author : Shortcut Edition
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-05-30
  • Total pages :35
  • ISBN : 1230987654XX
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Summary : * Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes. *By reading this summary, you will discover the keys to a new approach to problem solving, proposed by the authors of Freakonomics. *You will also discover that : our origins shape our behavior more than it seems; thinking like a child can sometimes help to solve a problem; it is necessary to know and know how to manipulate incentives to achieve one's ends; it is possible to let the problem solve itself without effort; sometimes it takes giving up to find success. *Following the books Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, by the same authors, the latter have received a large number of questions from readers, eager to find answers to their problems or to the problems of society, whether it is the issue of crime or abortion for example. Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner did not, contrary to appearances, have a tool that could simply solve all the problems of the world. Instead, they used a particular approach to analyze problems in a different way and eventually begin to respond to them. This would be called freak thinking. *Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

The Devil You Know

The Devil You Know
  • Author : Charles M. Blow
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2021-01-26
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9780062914682
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Summary : A MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK: San Francisco Chronicle, O, the Oprah Magazine, Time Out, Town and Country, Lithub From journalist and New York Times bestselling author Charles Blow comes a powerful manifesto and call to action for Black Americans to amass political power and fight white supremacy. Race, as we have come to understand it, is a fiction; but, racism, as we have come to live it, is a fact. The point here is not to impose a new racial hierarchy, but to remove an existing one. After centuries of waiting for white majorities to overturn white supremacy, it seems to me that it has fallen to Black people to do it themselves. Acclaimed columnist and author Charles Blow never wanted to write a “race book.” But as violence against Black people—both physical and psychological—seemed only to increase in recent years, culminating in the historic pandemic and protests of the summer of 2020, he felt compelled to write a new story for Black Americans. He envisioned a succinct, counterintuitive, and impassioned corrective to the myths that have for too long governed our thinking about race and geography in America. Drawing on both political observations and personal experience as a Black son of the South, Charles set out to offer a call to action by which Black people can finally achieve equality, on their own terms. So what will it take to make lasting change when small steps have so frequently failed? It’s going to take an unprecedented shift in power. The Devil You Know is a groundbreaking manifesto, proposing nothing short of the most audacious power play by Black people in the history of this country. This book is a grand exhortation to generations of a people, offering a road map to true and lasting freedom.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
  • Author : Caitlin Doughty
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2014-09-15
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780393245950
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Summary : "Morbid and illuminating" (Entertainment Weekly)—a young mortician goes behind the scenes of her curious profession. Armed with a degree in medieval history and a flair for the macabre, Caitlin Doughty took a job at a crematory and turned morbid curiosity into her life’s work. She cared for bodies of every color, shape, and affliction, and became an intrepid explorer in the world of the dead. In this best-selling memoir, brimming with gallows humor and vivid characters, she marvels at the gruesome history of undertaking and relates her unique coming-of-age story with bold curiosity and mordant wit. By turns hilarious, dark, and uplifting, Smoke Gets in Your Eyes reveals how the fear of dying warps our society and "will make you reconsider how our culture treats the dead" (San Francisco Chronicle).

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics
  • Author : Ben Fine,Dimitris Milonakis
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :200
  • ISBN : 0415423236
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Summary : Ben Fine, the author of Social Capital versus Social Theory and a renowned exponent of Marxian political economy and Dimitris Milonakis offer one of the first systematic critiques of cliometrics, new institutional economics and Douglass North' s work