A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everythingby Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt
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Description of FreakonomicsCult bestseller, new buzz word..."Freakonomics" is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that 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.
Press and Industry Reviews"Steven Levitt has the most interesting mind in America... Prepare to be dazzled."
- Malcolm Gladwell, author of Blink and The Tipping Point
"If Indiana Jones were an economist, he'd be Steven Levitt...Criticizing Freakonomics would be like criticizing a hot fudge sundae."
- Wall Street Journal
"The funkiest study of statistical mechanics ever by a world-renowned economist... Eye-opening and sometimes eye-popping"
- Entertainment Weekly
"Hard to resist."
- Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"An eye-opening, and most interesting, approach to the world."
- Kirkus Reviews
"Freakonomics is politically incorrect in the best, most essential way.... This is bracing fun of the highest order."
- Kurt Andersen, host of public radio's Studio 360 and author of Turn of the Century
"The guy is interesting!"
- Washington Post Book World
"The trivia alone is worth the cover price."
- New York Times Book Review
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About Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. LevittSteven Levitt, the man with 'the most interesting mind in America' (Malcolm Gladwell), is the rogue economist whose controversial ideas have caused a sensation on both sidea of the Atlantic. In Freakonomics he joins forces with Stephen Dubner, New York Times and New Yorker journalist and bestselling author of Turbulent Souls and Confessions of a Hero Worshiper, to create a gripping, revolutionary new take on the world.