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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harperaudio
Publication date May 1, 2005
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780060776138
ISBN-10 0060776137
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 5.75 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Original list price $29.95
Other format details audio
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Takes an unconventional look at how the economy really works, from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what really matters and what really drives the economy. Simultaneous.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:

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 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 regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head. Thus the new field of study contained in this book: Freakonomics.

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 secrets of the Ku Klux Klan.

What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world 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.

Read by Stephen J. Dubner



Editions
Hardcover
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Rev exp edition from William Morrow & Co (October 1, 2006)
9780061234002 | details & prices | 320 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.25 in. | 1.15 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Offers an alternative view of how the economy really works, examining issues from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing.
from William Morrow & Co (May 1, 2005)
9780060731328 | details & prices | 242 pages | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.10 lbs | List price $25.95
About: The author offers his view of how the economy really works, examining issues from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what drives the economy.
Paperback
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1 original edition from William Morrow Paperbacks (August 25, 2009); titled "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything"
9780060731335 | details & prices | 315 pages | 5.31 × 8.00 × 0.79 in. | List price $15.99
About: Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?
Rev exp lr edition from William Morrow & Co (December 1, 2006)
9780061245138 | details & prices | 476 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $27.99
About: Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?
With Stephen J. Dubner | Rev exp edition from Harpercollins (October 18, 2006)
9780061242700 | details & prices | 320 pages | 4.25 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.36 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Book may have moderate creases and wear from reading.
Large print edition from Harpercollins (April 30, 2006)
9780060896379 | details & prices | 311 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.12 lbs | List price $25.95
About: Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?
from Harpercollins (April 30, 2006)
9780061143304 | details & prices | 242 pages | 4.00 × 6.75 × 1.00 in. | 0.28 lbs | List price $7.99
This edition also contains Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
About: Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?
CD/Spoken Word
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Una rev ex edition from Harperaudio (October 30, 2006)
9780061238536 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 1.50 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $34.95
About: The author offers his view of how the economy really works, examining issues from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what drives the economy.
The price comparison is for this edition
Unabridged edition from Harperaudio (May 1, 2005)
9780060776138 | details & prices | 5.25 × 5.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $29.95
About: The author offers his view of how the economy really works, examining issues from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what drives the economy.

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