SuperFreakonomics (Google eBook)
The New York Times best-selling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling over four million copies in thirty-five languages and changing the way we look at the world. Now, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with SuperFreakonomics, and fans and newcomers alike will find that the freakquel is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first.
Four years in the making, SuperFreakonomics asks not only the tough questions, but the unexpected ones: What's more dangerous, driving drunk or walking drunk? Why is chemotherapy prescribed so often if it's so ineffective? Can a sex change boost your salary?
SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as:
Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else, whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex has fallen so drastically. By examining how people respond to incentives, they show the world for what it really is – good, bad, ugly, and, in the final analysis, super freaky.
Freakonomics has been imitated many times over – but only now, with SuperFreakonomics, has it met its match.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - nmarun - LibraryThing
The authors have done it again. The topics mentioned in the book divulge some very useful pointers and helps in critical thinking about the world around you. It was nice to recall Ignaz Semmelweiss's ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - vonze - LibraryThing
Interesting tidbits of useless information for the average person. Probably would be more interesting for students studying economics and psychology. I learned more about prostitution than I ever actually wanted to know. Read full review
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