Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
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New York : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2009].
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012-up.
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Book
Edition
First Harper Perennial edition.
Physical Desc
xxvi, 315 pages ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9780060731335, 0060731338
Reading Level
UG
Level 9.2, 16 Points

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General Note
"With new material, including an author Q & A"--Cover.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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 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.
Target Audience
012-up.
Study Program Information
Accelerated Reader AR,UG,9.2,16.0,147781.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Levitt, S. D., & Dubner, S. J. (2009). Freakonomics: a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything. First Harper Perennial edition. New York: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Levitt, Steven D and Stephen J, Dubner. 2009. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. New York: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers.

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: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2009.

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Levitt, Steven D,, and Stephen J Dubner. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. First Harper Perennial edition. New York: William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2009. Print.

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