Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
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New York, NY : William Morrow, c2006.
Status
Hermitage - Adult Non-Fiction
330.2 L6668f 2006
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Book
Edition
Rev. and expanded ed.
Physical Desc
xv, 320 pages ; 24 cm.
Language
English
ISBN
0061234001, 9780061234002
Reading Level
UG
Level 9.2, 16 Points

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"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? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of 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 his conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head... Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and 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 explore the hidden side of, well--everything... If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work."--Book jacket, front flap.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Levitt, S. D., & Dubner, S. J. (2006). Freakonomics: a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything. Rev. and expanded ed. New York, NY: William Morrow.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Levitt, Steven D and Stephen J. Dubner. 2006. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. New York, NY: William Morrow.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Levitt, Steven D and Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. New York, NY: William Morrow, 2006.

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Levitt, Steven D., and Stephen J Dubner. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. Rev. and expanded ed. New York, NY: William Morrow, 2006. Print.

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