Freakonomics Rev Ed

Freakonomics Rev Ed
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-02-17
ISBN 10: 0061792802
ISBN 13: 9780061792809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Freakonomics Rev Ed Book Review:

The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion between the authors and bestselling professor of psychology Angela Duckworth. Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Which should be feared more: snakes or french fries? Why do sumo wrestlers cheat? In this groundbreaking book, leading economist Steven Levitt—Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and winner of the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark medal for the economist under 40 who has made the greatest contribution to the discipline—reveals that the answers. Joined by acclaimed author and podcast host Stephen J. Dubner, Levitt presents a brilliant—and brilliantly entertaining—account of how incentives of the most hidden sort drive behavior in ways that turn conventional wisdom on its head.

Freakonomics

Freakonomics
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2005
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015066045546
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Freakonomics Book Review:

What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? >Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? >Why do drug dealers still live with their mothers? >Why do prostitutes earn more than architects? >How is the Ku Klux Klan like a group of estate agents? >In Freakonomics Steven Levitt asks a series of provocative and profound questions about contemporary living and helps us to see the familiar world through a completely original lens. He examines everything from education to traffic jams, from food to guns, from sports to getting elected, from betting to parenting, pushing back the boundaries of economics along the way. Levitt turns conventional economics on its head, stripping away the jargon and calculations of the 'experts' to explore the riddles of everyday life. He reaches some astonishing conclusions, showing us that Freakonomics is all about how people get what they want.

Freakonomics

Freakonomics
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-10-05
ISBN 10: 0141019018
ISBN 13: 9780141019017
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Freakonomics Book Review:

Asking questions about human motivation and living and reaching some conclusions, this book aims to be at the heart of things we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams.

Freakonomics

Freakonomics
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publsiher: Penguin Books Limited
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9780141030081
ISBN 13: 0141030089
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Freakonomics Book Review:

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.

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Summary)

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Summary)
Author: QuickRead,Alyssa Burnette
Publsiher: QuickRead.com
Total Pages: 329
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Summary) Book Review:

Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. The study of economics can be wilder than you think. Have you ever wondered why we make the money mistakes that we do? With such a wealth of financial advice available, it seems stunning that we could make such bad investments or foolhardy purchases. Freakonomics uses the principles of economic analysis to unpack this concept for us and explain why we make the choices we do. And through Levitt and Dubner’s critical study, you’ll learn the surprising truth about how we can apply economics to every facet of our lives from dating to big purchases!

Superfreakonomics

Superfreakonomics
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2010-06-24
ISBN 10: 0141030704
ISBN 13: 9780141030708
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Superfreakonomics Book Review:

Steven Levitt, the original rogue economist, and Stephen Dubner have spent four years uncovering the hidden side of even more controversial subjects, from terrorism to shark attacks, cable TV to hurricanes. The result is Superfreakonomics. It reveals, among other things: - Why you are more likely to be killed walking drunk than driving drunk - How a prostitute is more likely to sleep with a policeman than be arrested by one - Why terrorists might be easier to track down than you would imagine - How a sex change could boost your salary Because sometimes the most superfreaky solution is the simplest.

Think Like A Freak

Think Like A Freak
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-05-12
ISBN 10: 1443416533
ISBN 13: 9781443416535
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Think Like A Freak Book Review:

Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner single-handedly showed the world that applying counter-intuitive approaches to everyday problems can bear surprising results. Think Like a Freak will take readers further inside this special thought process, revealing a new way of approaching the decisions we make, the plans we create and the morals we choose. It answers the question on the lips of everyone who’s read the previous books: How can I apply these ideas to my life? How do I make smarter, harder and better decisions? How can I truly think like a freak? With short, highly entertaining insights running the gamut from “The Upside of Quitting” to “How to Succeed with No Talent,” Think Like a Freak is poised to radically alter the way we think about all aspects of life on this planet.

Freakonomics LP POD

Freakonomics LP POD
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publsiher: HarperLP
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2005-12-27
ISBN 10: 9780060896379
ISBN 13: 006089637X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Freakonomics LP POD Book Review:

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 stuff and riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing—and whose conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head. He usually begins with a mountain of data and a simple, unasked 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 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 myths of campaign finance. The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher. The secrets of the Ku Klux Klan. What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world, despite a surfeit of obfuscation, complication, 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. Steven Levitt, through devilishly clever and clear-eyed thinking, shows how to see through all the clutter. 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.

Think Like a Freak

Think Like a Freak
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-05-13
ISBN 10: 1846147565
ISBN 13: 9781846147562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Think Like a Freak Book Review:

From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions; and learning to unravel the world's secret codes. Now Levitt and Dubner have gathered up what they have learned and turned it into a readable and practical toolkit for thinking differently - thinking, that is, like a Freak. Whether you are interested in the best way to improve your odds in penalty kicks, or in major global reforms, here is a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems. Along the way, you'll learn how the techniques of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion can help you, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they're from Nigeria, and why Van Halen's demanding tour contract banning brown M&Ms was really a safety measure. You'll learn why sometimes it's best to put away your moral compass, and smarter to think like a child. You will be given a master class in incentives-because for better or worse, incentives rule our world. And you will learn to quit before you fail, because you can't solve tomorrow's problem if you aren't willing to abandon today's dud. Levitt and Dubner see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing - and so much fun to read.

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics
Author: Ben Fine,Dimitris Milonakis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2009-04-15
ISBN 10: 1134099371
ISBN 13: 9781134099375
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics Book Review:

Is or has economics ever been the imperial social science? Could or should it ever be so? These are the central concerns of this book. It involves a critical reflection on the process of how economics became the way it is, in terms of a narrow and intolerant orthodoxy, that has, nonetheless, increasingly directed its attention to appropriating the subject matter of other social sciences through the process termed "economics imperialism". In other words, the book addresses the shifting boundaries between economics and the other social sciences as seen from the confines of the dismal science, with some reflection on the responses to the economic imperialists by other disciplines. Significantly, an old economics imperialism is identified of the "as if market" style most closely associated with Gary Becker, the public choice theory of Buchanan and Tullock and cliometrics. But this has given way to a more "revolutionary" form of economics imperialism associated with the information-theoretic economics of Akerlof and Stiglitz, and the new institutional economics of Coase, Wiliamson and North. Embracing one "new" field after another, economics imperialism reaches its most extreme version in the form of "freakonomics", the economic theory of everything on the basis of the most shallow principles. By way of contrast and as a guiding critical thread, a thorough review is offered of the appropriate principles underpinning political economy and its relationship to social science, and how these have been and continue to be deployed. The case is made for political economy with an interdisciplinary character, able to bridge the gap between economics and other social sciences, and draw upon and interrogate the nature of contemporary capitalism.

Book Review: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Book Review: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Author: 50MINUTES.COM,
Publsiher: 50Minutes.com
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2019-04-04
ISBN 10: 2808016948
ISBN 13: 9782808016940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Book Review: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner Book Review:

It can be hard for busy professionals to find the time to read the latest books. Stay up to date in a fraction of the time with this concise guide. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything is an engaging, thought-provoking look at the behaviour and phenomena we see around us every day. Its authors seek to apply the analytical tools of economics to a host of curiosities to answer questions as diverse as whether your estate agent might be lying to you and when it is in schoolteachers’ best interests to cheat. Their explanations often run counter to conventional wisdom and the explanations provided by academics and politicians, who all too often fail to distinguish between correlation and causation and miss the deeper, hidden causes behind events. Freakonomics is a worldwide publishing phenomenon, with translations into some 35 languages and over four million copies sold worldwide to date. This book review and analysis is perfect for: • Students of economics • Anyone with an interest in microeconomics and economic theory • Anyone who wants to understand the hidden factors that shape our lives and decisions About 50MINUTES.COM | BOOK REVIEW The Book Review series from the 50Minutes collection is aimed at anyone who is looking to learn from experts in their field without spending hours reading endless pages of information. Our reviews present a concise summary of the main points of each book, as well as providing context, different perspectives and concrete examples to illustrate the key concepts.

Summary of Steven D. Levitt’s Freakonomics by Milkyway Media

Summary of Steven D. Levitt’s Freakonomics by Milkyway Media
Author: Milkyway Media
Publsiher: Milkyway Media
Total Pages: 39
Release: 2018-09-06
ISBN 10:
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Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Summary of Steven D. Levitt’s Freakonomics by Milkyway Media Book Review:

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (2005) details the unexpected ways that moral, social, and economic incentives influence social outcomes. Incentives are factors that influence the choices an individual or group makes; a driver is incentivized to keep the speed limit, for example, by the desire to avoid getting a speeding ticket... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

The Biggest Bluff

The Biggest Bluff
Author: Maria Konnikova
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2020-06-23
ISBN 10: 0525522638
ISBN 13: 9780525522638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Biggest Bluff Book Review:

The New York Times bestseller! “The tale of how Konnikova followed a story about poker players and wound up becoming a story herself will have you riveted, first as you learn about her big winnings, and then as she conveys the lessons she learned both about human nature and herself.” —The Washington Post It's true that Maria Konnikova had never actually played poker before and didn't even know the rules when she approached Erik Seidel, Poker Hall of Fame inductee and winner of tens of millions of dollars in earnings, and convinced him to be her mentor. But she knew her man: a famously thoughtful and broad-minded player, he was intrigued by her pitch that she wasn't interested in making money so much as learning about life. She had faced a stretch of personal bad luck, and her reflections on the role of chance had led her to a giant of game theory, who pointed her to poker as the ultimate master class in learning to distinguish between what can be controlled and what can't. And she certainly brought something to the table, including a Ph.D. in psychology and an acclaimed and growing body of work on human behavior and how to hack it. So Seidel was in, and soon she was down the rabbit hole with him, into the wild, fiercely competitive, overwhelmingly masculine world of high-stakes Texas Hold'em, their initial end point the following year's World Series of Poker. But then something extraordinary happened. Under Seidel's guidance, Konnikova did have many epiphanies about life that derived from her new pursuit, including how to better read, not just her opponents but far more importantly herself; how to identify what tilted her into an emotional state that got in the way of good decisions; and how to get to a place where she could accept luck for what it was, and what it wasn't. But she also began to win. And win. In a little over a year, she began making earnest money from tournaments, ultimately totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars. She won a major title, got a sponsor, and got used to being on television, and to headlines like "How one writer's book deal turned her into a professional poker player." She even learned to like Las Vegas. But in the end, Maria Konnikova is a writer and student of human behavior, and ultimately the point was to render her incredible journey into a container for its invaluable lessons. The biggest bluff of all, she learned, is that skill is enough. Bad cards will come our way, but keeping our focus on how we play them and not on the outcome will keep us moving through many a dark patch, until the luck once again breaks our way.

Freakonomics Intl

Freakonomics Intl
Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publsiher: William Morrow
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780061131325
ISBN 13: 0061131326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Freakonomics Intl Book Review:

These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life-from cheating and crime to parenting and sports-and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they 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. Book jacket.

The Cartoon Introduction to Economics

The Cartoon Introduction to Economics
Author: Grady Klein,Yoram Bauman
Publsiher: Macmillan
Total Pages: 211
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0809094819
ISBN 13: 9780809094813
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Cartoon Introduction to Economics Book Review:

Provides an introduction to the principles of both microeconomics and macroeconmics that features graphic representations of key concepts.

Valuepack: Microeconomics

Valuepack: Microeconomics
Author: Robert S. Pindyck,Daniel L. Rubinfeld,Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2007-10-02
ISBN 10: 9781405883283
ISBN 13: 1405883286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Valuepack: Microeconomics Book Review:

This Value Pack consists of Microeconomics: International Edition, 6/e by Pindyck/Rubinfeld (ISBN: 9780131860261); Freakonomics, 1/e (ISBN: 9780131912076)

Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper

Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper
Author: Stephen J. Dubner
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061860794
ISBN 13: 9780061860799
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper Book Review:

As a boy, Stephen J. Dubner's hero was Franco Harris, the famed and mysterious running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers. When Dubner's father died, he became obsessed—he dreamed of his hero every night; he signed his school papers "Franco Dubner." Though they never met, it was Franco Harris who shepherded Dubner through a fatherless boyhood. Years later, Dubner journeys to meet his hero, certain that Harris will embrace him. And he is . . . well, wrong. Told with the grit of a journalist and the grace of a memoirist, Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper is a breathtaking, heartbreaking, and often humorous story of astonishing developments. It is also a sparkling meditation on the nature of hero worship—which, like religion and love, tells us as much about ourselves as about the object of our desire.

Turn of the Century

Turn of the Century
Author: Kurt Andersen
Publsiher: Delta
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2011-03-09
ISBN 10: 0307785572
ISBN 13: 9780307785572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Turn of the Century Book Review:

As big and exciting as the next century, this is a novel of real life at our giddy, feverish, topsy-turvy edge of the millennium. Turn of the Century is a good old-fashioned novel about the day after tomorrow--an uproarious, exquisitely observed panorama of our world as the twentieth century morphs into the twenty-first, transforming family, marriage, and friendship and propelled by the supercharged global businesses and new technologies that make everyone's lives shake and spin a little faster. As the year 2000 progresses, George Mactier and Lizzie Zimbalist, ten years married, are caught up in the whirl of their centrifugally accelerating lives. George is a TV producer for the upstart network MBC, launching a truly and weirdly groundbreaking new show that blurs the line between fact and fiction. Lizzie is a software entrepreneur dealing with the breakneck pleasures and pains of running her own company in an industry where the rules are rewritten daily. Rocketing between Los An-geles and Seattle, with occasional stopovers at home in Manhattan for tag-team parenting of their three children, George and Lizzie are the kind of businesspeople who, growing up in the sixties and seventies, never dreamed they would end up in business. They're too busy to spend the money that's rolling in, and too smart not to feel ambivalent about their crazed, high-gloss existences, but nothing seems to slow the roller-coaster momentum of their inter-secting lives and careers. However, after Lizzie, recovering from a Microsoft deal gone awry, becomes a confidante and adviser to George's boss, billionaire media mogul Harold Mose, the couple discovers that no amount of sophisticated spin can obscure basic instincts: envy, greed, suspicion, sexual temptation--and, maybe, love. When they and their children are finally drawn into a thrilling, high-tech corporate hoax that sends Wall Street reeling (and makes one person very, very rich), George and Lizzie can only marvel at life's oversized surprises and hold on for dear life. Like Tom Wolfe's Bonfire of the Vanities, Kurt Andersen's Turn of the Century lays bare the follies of our age with laser-beam precision, creating memorable characters and dissecting the ways we think, speak, and navigate this new era of extreme capitalism and mind-boggling technology. Entertaining, imaginative, knowing, and wise, Turn of the Century is a richly plotted comedy of manners about the way we live now.

Freakonomics

Freakonomics
Author: N.A
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 352
Release:
ISBN 10: 9781663602466
ISBN 13: 1663602468
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Freakonomics Book Review:

Everybody Lies

Everybody Lies
Author: Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-05-29
ISBN 10: 1408894696
ISBN 13: 9781408894699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Everybody Lies Book Review:

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AN ECONOMIST BOOK OF THE YEAR A NEW STATESMAN BOOK OF THE YEAR 'This book is about a whole new way of studying the mind ... Endlessly fascinating' Steven Pinker 'A whirlwind tour of the modern human psyche' Economist Everybody lies, to friends, lovers, doctors, pollsters – and to themselves. In Internet searches, however, people confess the truth. Insightful, funny and always surprising, Everybody Lies explores how this huge collection of data, unprecedented in human history, could just be the most important ever collected. It offers astonishing insights into the human psyche, revealing the biases deeply embedded within us, the questions we're afraid to ask that might be essential to our well-being, and the information we can use to change our culture for the better.