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The Resource Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

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Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Title
Freakonomics
Title remainder
a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Statement of responsibility
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
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Language
eng
Summary
"Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life--from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing--and his conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head... Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives--how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. In Freakonomics, they explore the hidden side of, well--everything... If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work."--Book jacket, front flap
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JBU
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Levitt, Steven D
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Dubner, Stephen J
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  • Economics
  • Economics
  • Economia (aspectos psicológicos)
  • Economia (aspectos sociais)
  • Economia da informação
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Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : the hidden side of everything -- What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? -- How is the Ku Klux Klan like a group of real-estate agents? -- Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? -- Where have all the criminals gone? -- What makes a perfect parent? -- Perfect parenting, Part II; or, Would a Roshanda by any other name smell as sweet? -- Epilogue : two paths to Harvard -- Bonus material added to the revised and expanded 2006 ed
Control code
73307236
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Rev. and expanded ed.
Extent
xv, 320 p.
Isbn
9780061234002
System control number
(OCoLC)73307236
Label
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Introduction : the hidden side of everything -- What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? -- How is the Ku Klux Klan like a group of real-estate agents? -- Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? -- Where have all the criminals gone? -- What makes a perfect parent? -- Perfect parenting, Part II; or, Would a Roshanda by any other name smell as sweet? -- Epilogue : two paths to Harvard -- Bonus material added to the revised and expanded 2006 ed
Control code
73307236
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Rev. and expanded ed.
Extent
xv, 320 p.
Isbn
9780061234002
System control number
(OCoLC)73307236

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