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Freakonomics Rev Ed

Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: July 2007

Duration: 7 hours 54 minutes

Summary:

Which is more dangerous: a gun or a swimming pool?
What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?
How much do parents really matter?
These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to parenting and sports—and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award–winning author and journalist. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they 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.

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  • Holly B

    Loved the book

  • John K

    Loved this book great way if looking at things!

  • Nelly Navarro-Britt

    It can be boring at times, but over all very interesting. It looks at odd statistics, data, and patterns. To me, some of the subjects were interesting and some were not. I think this might be better to read than to listen to as an audiobook. Makes for great discussions as a book club.