Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

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Penguin Books Limited, Oct 5, 2006 - Business & Economics - 336 pages

Assume nothing, question everything.

This is the message at the heart of Freakonomics, Levitt and Dubner's rule-breaking, iconoclastic book about crack dealers, cheating teachers and bizarre baby names that turned everyone's view of the world upside-down and became an international multi-million-copy-selling phenomenon.

'Prepare to be dazzled' Malcolm Gladwell

'A sensation ... you'll be stimulated, provoked and entertained. Of how many books can that be said?' Sunday Telegraph

'Has you chuckling one minute and gasping in amazement the next' Wall Street Journal

'Dazzling ... a delight' Economist

'Made me laugh out loud' Scotland on Sunday

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Was home sick yesterday, and found this sitting in my friend's closet (by "home sick" I mean "dog-sitting sick"). I picked it up to distract myself from feeling yucky, and it was way more interesting ... Read full review

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I enjoyed reading about the several examples given of somewhat surprising causes and effects. I thought the authors did a good job presenting the material and I thought it was a good read. I've read ... Read full review

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Steven Levitt, the man with 'the most interesting mind in America' (Malcolm Gladwell), is the rogue economist whose controversial ideas have caused a sensation on both sidea of the Atlantic. In Freakonomics he joins forces with Stephen Dubner, New York Times and New Yorker journalist and bestselling author of Turbulent Souls and Confessions of a Hero Worshiper, to create a gripping, revolutionary new take on the world.

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