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Read online Freakonomics (and Other Riddles of Modern Life).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Freakonomics (and Other Riddles of Modern Life) 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 whose conclusions turn conventional wisdom on its head .

em Freakonomics em is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J Dubner an award winning author and journalist They usually begin with a mountain of data and a simple question Some of these questions concern life and death issues others have an admittedly freakish quality Thus the new field of study contained in this book Freakonomics .

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 em Freakonomics em they explore the hidden side of well everything The inner workings of a crack gang The truth about real estate agents The myths of campaign finance The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher The secrets of the Ku Klux Klan .

What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world despite a great deal of complexity and downright deceit is not impenetrable is not unknowable and if the right questions are asked is even more intriguing than we think All it takes is a new way of looking .

em Freakonomics em establishes this unconventional premise If morality represents how we would like the world to work then economics represents how it actually does work It is true that readers of this book will be armed with enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties But em Freakonomics em can provide more than that It will literally redefine the way we view the modern world .

Bonus material added to the revised and expanded edition .

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The original em New York Times Magazine em article about Steven D Levitt by Stephen J Dubner which led to the creation of this book .

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Seven Freakonomics columns written for the em New York Times Magazine em published between August and April .

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Selected entries from the Freakonomics blog posted between April and May at a target blank href http www freakonomics com blog rel nofollow http www freakonomics com blog a by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

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Freakonomics (and Other Riddles of Modern Life)
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No description available, 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 What kind of impact did Roe v Wade have on violent crime Freakonomics will literally redefine the way we view the modern world br br 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 stuff and riddles of everyday life from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing and whose conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head He usually begins with a mountain of data and a simple unasked question Some of these questions concern life and death issues others have an admittedly freakish quality Thus the new field of study contained in this book freakonomics br br Through forceful storytelling and wry insight Levitt and co author Stephen J 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 set out to explore the hidden side of well everything The inner workings of a crack gang The truth about real estate agents The myths of campaign finance The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher The secrets of the Ku Klux Klan br br What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world despite a surfeit of obfuscation complication and downright deceit is not impenetrable is not unknowable and if the right questions are asked is even more intriguing than we think All it takes is a new way of looking Steven Levitt through devilishly clever and clear eyed thinking shows how to see through all the clutter br br Freakonomics establishes this unconventional premise If morality represents how we would like the world to work then economics represents how it actually does work It is true that readers of this book will be armed with enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties But Freakonomics can provide more than that It will literally redefine the way we view the modern world, The New York Times best selling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation selling over four million copies in thirty five languages and changing the way we look at the world Now Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner return with SuperFreakonomics and fans and newcomers alike will find that the freakquel is even bolder funnier and more surprising than the first br br Four years in the making SuperFreakonomics asks not only the tough questions but the unexpected ones What s more dangerous driving drunk or walking drunk Why is chemotherapy prescribed so often if it s so ineffective Can a sex change boost your salary br br SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as br br How is a street prostitute like a department store Santa br Why are doctors so bad at washing their hands br How much good do car seats do br What s the best way to catch a terrorist br Did TV cause a rise in crime br What do hurricanes heart attacks and highway deaths have in common br Are people hard wired for altruism or selfishness br Can eating kangaroo save the planet br Which adds more value a pimp or a Realtor br br Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex has fallen so drastically By examining how people respond to incentives they show the world for what it really is good bad ugly and in the final analysis super freaky br br Freakonomics has been imitated many times over but only now with SuperFreakonomics has it met its match, This volume brings together some of the most influential articles in the field of law and economics Together the chapters illustrate how economic theory and rigorous empirical analysis can shed light on some of the most important issues in social science and public policy namely under what circumstances individuals break the law and how sanctions can be structured to most effectively prevent such behavior This book will be an excellent resource for graduate students and researchers not only in economics but in other social sciences as well Brian A Jacob Harvard University US This is a superb collection of one of the most important literatures in law and economics The editors two of the most productive and gifted scholars in this area not only show the important historical evolution of the theoretical issues stemming from the seminal article by Gary Becker but they also give a survey of the leading empirical works on the most salient issues in criminal justice The editors introduction is a deft summary of one of the most significant contributions that economic analysis has made to the study of law Thomas S Ulen University of Illinois Urbana Champaign US The volume presents the seminal articles in the economic analysis of the criminal law The articles include the path breaking theoretical economic analyses of criminal behavior and the leading empirical tests of these theories The volume also contains the most prominent economic analyses of the substantive doctrines of criminal law and criminal procedure Other articles present influential applications of economic concepts and evidence to perennial issues in criminal law and criminal justice such as gun control drug prohibition and sentencing policy An introduction by the volume editors provides a comprehensive overview of the works included Economics of Criminal Law will be an essential source of reference for scholars graduate students in both law and in economics and practitioners