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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Popular Science

By: Steven D Levitt

Penguin Books

Paperback | May 2012 | #160110 | ISBN-13: 9780141019017
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NHBS Price: £9.99 $13/€12 approx
Hardback | Jul 2005 | #155248 | ISBN: 0713998067
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In Freakonomics Steven Levitt asks a series of provocative and profound questions about contemporary living and helps us to see the familiar world through a completely original lens. He examines everything from education to traffic jams, from food to guns, from sports to getting elected, from betting to parenting, pushing back the boundaries of economics along the way. Levitt turns conventional economics on its head, stripping away the jargon and calculations of the `experts' to explore the riddles of everyday life. He reaches some astonishing conclusions, showing us that Freakonomics is all about how people get what they want.


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