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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Paperback)

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Assume nothing, question everything. This is the message at the heart of Freakonomics, Levitt and Dubner's rule-breaking, iconoclastic book about crack dealers, cheating teachers and bizarre baby names that turned everyone's view of the world upside-down and became an international multi-million-copy-selling phenomenon. "Prepare to be dazzled." (Malcolm Gladwell). "A sensation...you'll be stimulated, provoked and entertained. Of how many books can that be said?" (Sunday Telegraph). "Has you chuckling one minute and gasping in amazement the next." (Wall Street Journal). "Dazzling...a delight." (Economist). "Made me laugh out loud." (Scotland on Sunday).

BusinessEconomicsEconomic theory & philosophy Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 06/04/2006 ISBN-13: 9780141019017  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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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 the age of forty. He is also a founder of The Greatest Good, which applies Freakonomics-style thinking to business and philanthropy. 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 worked for The New York Times and published three non-Freakonomics books. He lives with his family in New York City.

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This highlighted the value of looking at one industry to get perspective on another.

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