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.
"Freakonomics" 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 "Freakonomics," 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 Klu 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. "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. Steven D Levitt has contributed to Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything as an author.
Steven D. Levitt is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and a recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to the most influential economist under the age of forty.
Stephen J Dubner has contributed to Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything as an author. Stephen J.
Dubner is the author of "Choosing My Religion" and coauthor (with Steven D. Levitt) of the "New York Times" bestseller "Freakonomics".
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