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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Review: Superfreakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics #2)User Review - Ed - Goodreads
I have spent a lot of time thinking about what I learned from reading the first book these authors produced, "Freakonomics". I am now doomed to do the same with the ideas in this book. I am not ... Read full review
Review: Superfreakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics #2)User Review - Sammy Tiranno - Goodreads
This book wasn't as entertaining as its precursor, but it was still enjoyable to read. I found the final chapter completely interesting, particularly the innovative ideas for weakening hurricanes or ... Read full review