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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

Label
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
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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
JBU
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Levitt, Steven D
Index
index present
Interest level
UG
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Reading level
9.2
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Dubner, Stephen J
Study program name
Accelerated Reader AR
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  • Economics
  • Economics
Target audience
adult
Label
Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An explanatory note -- Preface to the revised and expanded edition -- 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 --Bonus material added to the revised and expanded 2006 ed.
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Revised & expanded edition.
Extent
xv, 320 pages
Isbn
9780061234002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
3
System control number
  • 286810
  • (OCoLC)ocm73307236
  • (Sirsi) u1291367
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
An explanatory note -- Preface to the revised and expanded edition -- 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 --Bonus material added to the revised and expanded 2006 ed.
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Revised & expanded edition.
Extent
xv, 320 pages
Isbn
9780061234002
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
3
System control number
  • 286810
  • (OCoLC)ocm73307236
  • (Sirsi) u1291367

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