Superfreakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
ISBN: 0060889586
EAN13: 9780060889586
Language: English
Pages: 297
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 8.00" L x 5.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Book Overview
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insights and observations in SuperFreakonomics--the long awaited follow-up to their New York Times bestseller. Based on revolutionary research and original studies SuperFreakonomics promises to once again challenge your students' view of the way the world really works. Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and captivating storytelling to show students the hidden side of everything with such questions as: - How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? - Why are doctors so bad at washing their hands? - How much good do car seats do? - What's the best way to catch a terrorist? Thank goodness Levitt and Dubner] are back--with wisdom, wit and, most of all, powerful economic insight. . . . They] wryly, humorously and almost sadistically remind us that we are slaves to our own failures to parse situations into basic economic components.--Los Angeles Times
Editor Reviews
From the Back Cover The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation. 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. SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department store Santa? Who adds more value: a pimp or a Realtor? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Did TV cause a rise in crime? Can eating kangaroo meat save the planet? Whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex has fallen so drastically, Levitt and Dubner show the world for what it really is--good, bad, ugly, and, in the final analysis, superfreaky.
From the front Cover The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation. 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. SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department store Santa? Who adds more value: a pimp or a Realtor? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Did TV cause a rise in crime? Can eating kangaroo meat save the planet? Whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex has fallen so drastically, Levitt and Dubner show the world for what it really is--good, bad, ugly, and, in the final analysis, superfreaky.