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Freakonomics - Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner - AudioBook CD

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Freakonomics - Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner - AudioBook CD


by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

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Freakonomics - Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner - Audio Book CD  

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About Freakonomics

Which is much more dangerous, a weapon or perhaps a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in well-known? Why do drug dealers nonetheless reside with their moms? How much do parents certainly matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime?

These can not sound like typical issues for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who research the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing—and whose conclusions turn the traditional wisdom on its head.

Freakonomics is a ground-breaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning writer and journalist. They normally start with a mountain of information along with a easy, unasked query. Some of these issues concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish standard. So the fresh field of research contained in this book: Freakonomics.

Through forceful storytelling and wry knowledge, Levitt and Dubner show that economics is, at root, the research of incentives—how individuals receive what they need, or need, incredibly when others desire or need the same thing. In Freakonomics, they explore the hidden side of … perfectly, everything. The internal workings of the crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. The telltale marks of the cheating schoolteacher. The tips of the Ku Klux Klan.

What unites all these stories is a belief that the contemporary globe, despite a remarkable deal of complexity and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not unknowable, and—if the appropriate issues are asked—is a lot more interesting than we think. All it takes is a fresh technique of lookin.

Freakonomics establishes this unconventional premise: If morality represents how we would like the globe to function, then economics represents how it really does function. It is true that visitors of the book is armed with enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties. But Freakonomics may offer over that. It can virtually redefine the means we see the contemporary planet.

Originally published in the U.S. in 2005, Freakonomics has gone on to invest over 2 years found on the N.Y. Times best-seller list, having sold over 3 million duplicates all over the world, in over 30 languages. Keep up with their newest news and composing at the Freakonomics blog, which is found on NYTimes.com.

About Steven Levitt

Steven David "Steve" Levitt (born May 29, 1967) is an American economist recognized for his function in the field of crime, in certain found on the link between legalized abortion and crime rates. Winner of the 2004 John Bates Clark Medal, he is currently the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, director of the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory at the University of Chicago Booth School of Company, and co-editor of the Journal of Political Economy published by the University of Chicago Press. He co-authored the best-selling book Freakonomics (2005) as well as its sequel Superfreakonomics (2009). Levitt was selected as 1 of Time Magazine's "100 Folks Who Shape Our World" in 2006.

Levitt was born into a Jewish family and attended St. Paul Academy and Summit School, graduated from Harvard University in 1989 with his B.A. in economics, and received his Ph.D. from MIT in 1994. He is currently the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor and the director of the The Becker Center on Price Theory at the University of Chicago. In 2004 he won the John Bates Clark Medal, granted bi-annually by the American Economic Association to the many promising U.S. economist under the age of 40. In April 2005 Levitt published his initially book, Freakonomics (coauthored with Stephen J. Dubner), which became a New York Times bestseller. Levitt and Dubner moreover began a blog (www.freakonomics.com).

About Stephen Dubner

Stephen J. Dubner (born August 26, 1963) is an American journalist who has created 4 books and many articles. Dubner is ideal termed as co-author (with economist Steven Levitt) of the pop-economics book Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything as well as its 2009 sequel, SuperFreakonomics.

Dubner grew up in Duanesburg, New York as the youngest of 8 youngsters in a devout Roman Catholic family. His parents, Paul and Veronica Dubner, had converted to Catholicism from Judaism. Stephen Dubner explains his own choice to practice Judaism as an adult as follows: "I didn't grow up Jewish, but my parents did. . . . But for my parents -- and today, for me, as I am becoming a Jew -- there is a pointed difference. We have selected our religion, rejecting what we inherited for what we felt we required."

Dubner's initially published function was in the American children's magazine Highlights for Children.[citation needed] Dubner received a scholarship from Appalachian State University in North Carolina, and graduated in 1984. At Appalachian he formed a band, "The Best Profile," which was finalized to Arista Records. In 1988, he stopped playing music to focus more on writing, going on to obtain an MFA in Writing from Columbia University (1990), where he additionally taught[citation needed] in the English Department.

Dubner currently resides in New York City with his spouse, Ellen Binder, and their 2 kids.

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