Freakonomics Rev Ed

Freakonomics Rev Ed
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Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780061792809
Release: 2010-02-17
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780061956270
Release: 2009-09
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Superfreakonomics

Superfreakonomics
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Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9780141030708
Release: 2010-06-24
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781443416535
Release: 2014-05-12
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Think Like a Freak

Think Like a Freak
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Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Pages: 304
ISBN: 0062218344
Release: 2015-07-07
Editor: William Morrow Paperbacks

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Freakonomics

Freakonomics
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Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Pages: 352
ISBN: 0063032376
Release: 2020-05-19
Editor: William Morrow Paperbacks

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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
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Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Pages: 288
ISBN: 0141048328
Release: 2011-06
Editor: Penguin Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

When to Rob a Bank

When to Rob a Bank
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Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0062385801
Release: 2016-05-24
Editor: William Morrow Paperbacks

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the landmark book Freakonomics comes this curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the universe. It’s the perfect solution for the millions of readers who love all things Freakonomics. Surprising and erudite, eloquent and witty, When to Rob a Bank demonstrates the brilliance that has made the Freakonomics guys an international sensation, with more than 7 million books sold in 40 languages, and 150 million downloads of their Freakonomics Radio podcast. 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. In When to Rob a Bank, 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? Over the past decade, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have published more than 8,000 blog posts on Freakonomics.com. Many of them, they freely admit, were rubbish. But now they’ve gone through and picked the best of the best. You’ll discover what people lie about, and why; the best way to cut gun deaths; why it might be time for a sex tax; and, yes, when to rob a bank. (Short answer: never; the ROI is terrible.) You’ll also learn a great deal about Levitt and Dubner’s own quirks and passions, from gambling and golf to backgammon and the abolition of the penny.

The Devil You Know

The Devil You Know
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Author: Charles M. Blow
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780062914682
Release: 2021-01-26
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Turn of the Century

Turn of the Century
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Author: Kurt Andersen
Pages: 672
ISBN: 9780307785572
Release: 2011-03-09
Editor: Delta

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes And Other Lessons from the Crematory

Smoke Gets in Your Eyes  And Other Lessons from the Crematory
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Author: Caitlin Doughty
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780393245950
Release: 2014-09-15
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"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).

When To Rob A Bank

When To Rob A Bank
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Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781443416542
Release: 2015-05-05
Editor: HarperCollins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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.

Inside of a Dog

Inside of a Dog
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Author: Alexandra Horowitz
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781847379573
Release: 2010-02-18
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As an unabashed dog lover, Alexandra Horowitz is naturally curious about what her dog thinks and what she knows. As a cognitive scientist she is intent on understanding the minds of animals who cannot say what they know or feel. This is a fresh look at the world of dogs -- from the dog's point of view. The book introduces the reader to the science of the dog -- their perceptual and cognitive Abilities -- and uses that introduction to draw a picture of what it might be like to bea dog. It answers questions no other dog book can -- such as: What is a dog's sense of time? Does she miss me? Want friends? Know when she's been bad? Horowitz's journey, and the insights she uncovered from studying her own dog, Pumpernickel, allowed her to understand her dog better, and appreciate her more through that understanding. The reader will be able to do the same with their own dog. This is not another dog training book. Instead, Inside of a Dogwill allow dog owners to look at their pets' behaviour in a different, and revealing light, enabling them to understand their dogs and enjoy their relationship even more.

Choosing My Religion

Choosing My Religion
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Author: Stephen J. Dubner
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0061132993
Release: 2006-11-07
Editor: Harper Perennial

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Choosing My Religion is a luminous memoir, crafted with the eye of a journalist and the art of a novelist by New York Times Magazine writer and editor Stephen J. Dubner. By turns comic and heartbreaking, it tells the story of a family torn apart by religion, sustained by faith, and reunited by truth.

The Skeptical Economist

The Skeptical Economist
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Author: Jonathan Aldred
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781136552236
Release: 2012-05-04
Editor: Routledge

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Economics is unavoidably central to any attempt to improve our quality of life, but most people do not know why, or how to question its underlying assumptions. The Skeptical Economist rejects the story told by other popular economics books. Responding to Western malaise about quality of life, and a growing curiosity about economics and its relevance to these concerns, Jonathan Aldred argues that economics is not an agreed body of knowledge or an objective science. In reality economics is built on ethical foundations - distinctive and controversial views about how we ought to live, what we value and why. This revealing and entertaining book exposes these hidden assumptions, and opens up the black box of modern economics to reveal that conventional wisdom is not what it appears to be. The Skeptical Economist will challenge us all to examine the assumptions behind the economics of our current way of life. It rediscovers the ethics at the heart of economics.

The Undoing Project A Friendship That Changed Our Minds

The Undoing Project  A Friendship That Changed Our Minds
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Author: Michael Lewis
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780393254600
Release: 2016-12-06
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street Journal Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. In The Undoing Project, Lewis shows how their Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.

Confessions of a Hero Worshiper

Confessions of a Hero Worshiper
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Author: Stephen J. Dubner
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780061860799
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As a boy, Stephen J. Dubner's hero was Franco Harris, the famed and mysterious running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. When Dubner's father died, he became obsessed—he dreamed of his hero every night; he signed his school papers "Franco Dubner." Though they never met, it was Franco Harris who shepherded Dubner through a fatherless boyhood. Years later, Dubner journeys to meet his hero, certain that Harris will embrace him. And he is . . . well, wrong. Told with the grit of a journalist and the grace of a memoirist, Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper is a breathtaking, heartbreaking, and often humorous story of astonishing developments. It is also a sparkling meditation on the nature of hero worship—which, like religion and love, tells us as much about ourselves as about the object of our desire.

Freakonomics

Freakonomics
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Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Pages: 321
ISBN: 1846329116
Release: 2007
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Cult bestseller and new buzz word, Freakonomics is at the heart of everything we see and do, and the subjects which 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.

SUMMARY Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner

SUMMARY   Freakonomics by Steven D  Levitt and Stephen J  Dubner
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Author: Shortcut Edition
Pages: 35
ISBN:
Release: 2021-05-30
Editor: Shortcut Edition

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

* 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!

SUMMARY Think Like a Freak by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner

SUMMARY   Think Like a Freak by Steven D  Levitt and Stephen J  Dubner
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Author: Shortcut Edition
Pages: 35
ISBN:
Release: 2021-05-30
Editor: Shortcut Edition

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* 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!