SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

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Harper Collins, Oct 20, 2009 - Business & Economics - 320 pages
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Freakonomics lived on the New York Times bestseller list for an astonishing two years. Now authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insights and observations in SuperFreakonomics—the long awaited follow-up to their New York Times Notable blockbuster. Based on revolutionary research and original studies SuperFreakonomics promises to once again challenge our view of the way the world really works.

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User Review  - malcrf - LibraryThing

Behavioural economics an interesting subject area, and although the topics this book covers are interesting, and the results thought provoking the book itself is light-weight and has a lot of padding. Not the follow-up to Freakonomics I was looking for. Read full review

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User Review  - Daniel.Estes - LibraryThing

The Stevens have done it again. The follow-up to the immensely popular Freakonomics could have easily been a rushed cash-grab, but the authors took their time crafting an entry worthy of the series ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Steven D. Levitt, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, given to the most influential American economist under forty. He is also a founder of The Greatest Good, which applies Freakonomics-style thinking to business and philanthropy.

Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning journalist and radio and TV personality, has worked for the New York Times and published three non-Freakonomics books. He is the host of Freakonomics Radio and Tell Me Something I Don't Know.

Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He quit his first career—as an almost rock star—to become a writer. He has since taught English at Columbia, worked for The New York Times, and published three non-Freakonomics books.

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