The Resource Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

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Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Title
Freakonomics
Title remainder
a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Statement of responsibility
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask--but Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the stuff and riddles of everyday life--from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing--and his conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head. The authors 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 this book, they set out to explore the hidden side of everything. If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
330
Index
index present
LC call number
HB74.P8
LC item number
L479 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
An explanatory note -- Introduction: the hidden side of everything -- What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? -- How is the Ku Klux Klan like a group of real-estate agents? -- Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? -- Where have all the criminals gone? -- What makes a perfect parent? -- Perfect parenting, Part II; or : would a Roshanda by any other name smell as sweet? -- Epilogue : two paths to Harvard
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 242 p.
Isbn
9780060731328
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2004065478
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99130800250001651
System control number
  • (CaMWU)u1561658-01umb_inst
  • 1143755
  • (OCoLC)57207630

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