Freakonomics

đź“’Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt

Book Title : Freakonomics
Author : Steven D. Levitt
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Date : 2011-09-20
Pages : 352
ISBN : 9780062132345
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Freakonomics Summary : Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life--from cheating and crime to parenting and sports--and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they 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.

đź“’Superfreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt

Book Title : SuperFreakonomics
Author : Steven D. Levitt
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Date : 2010-06-15
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9780062003201
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

SuperFreakonomics Summary : Whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex has fallen so drastically, Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling to show how people respond to incentives.

đź“’Superfreakonomics Lp by Steven D. Levitt

Book Title : SuperFreakonomics LP
Author : Steven D. Levitt
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Date : 2009-11-10
Pages : 416
ISBN : 9780061927577
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

SuperFreakonomics LP Summary : Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling more than four million copies. Now Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with SuperFreakonomics, and fans and newcomers alike will find that this freakquel is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first. SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? What's the best way to catch a terrorist? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Are people hardwired for altruism or selfishness? Can eating kangaroo save the planet? 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.

đź“’Think Like A Freak by Steven D. Levitt

Book Title : Think Like A Freak
Author : Steven D. Levitt
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Date : 2014-05-12
Pages : 304
ISBN : 9781443416535
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Think Like A Freak Summary : Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner single-handedly showed the world that applying counter-intuitive approaches to everyday problems can bear surprising results. Think Like a Freak will take readers further inside this special thought process, revealing a new way of approaching the decisions we make, the plans we create and the morals we choose. It answers the question on the lips of everyone who’s read the previous books: How can I apply these ideas to my life? How do I make smarter, harder and better decisions? How can I truly think like a freak? With short, highly entertaining insights running the gamut from “The Upside of Quitting” to “How to Succeed with No Talent,” Think Like a Freak is poised to radically alter the way we think about all aspects of life on this planet.

đź“’When To Rob A Bank Cd by Steven D. Levitt

Book Title : When to Rob a Bank CD
Author : Steven D. Levitt
Publisher : HarperAudio
Release Date : 2015-05-05
Pages :
ISBN : 0062394924
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

When to Rob a Bank CD Summary : When Freakonomics was initially published, the authors started a blog—and they’ve kept it up. The writing is more casual, more personal, even more outlandish than in their books. Now, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the landmark Freakonomics, comes this curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the world. Why don’t flight attendants get tipped? If you were a terrorist, how would you attack? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken? Over the past decade, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have published more than 8,000 blog posts on Freakonomics.com. Now the very best of this writing has been carefully curated into one volume, the perfect solution for the millions of readers who love all things Freakonomics. Discover why taller people tend to make more money; why it’s so hard to predict the Kentucky Derby winner; and why it might be time for a sex tax (if not a fat tax). You’ll also learn a great deal about Levitt and Dubner’s own quirks and passions. Surprising and erudite, eloquent and witty, When to Rob a Bank demonstrates the brilliance that has made their books an international sensation.

đź“’Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt

Book Title : Freakonomics
Author : Steven D. Levitt
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Date : 2009-09-01
Pages : 336
ISBN : 9780061956270
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Freakonomics Summary : 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 Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much heralded scholar who studies the stuff and riddles of everyday life-; from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing-; and whose conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head. He usually begins with a mountain of data and a simple, unasked question. Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish quality. Thus the new field of study contained in this book: freakonomics. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner 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 Freakonomics, they set out to explore the hidden side of ... well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher. The secrets of the Ku Klux Klan. What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world, despite a surfeit of obfuscation, complication, and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not unknowable, and-; if the right questions are asked-; is even more intriguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking. Steven Levitt, through devilishly clever and clear-eyed thinking, shows how to seethrough all the clutter. Freakonomics establishes this unconventional premise: If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work. It is true that readers of this book will be armed with enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties. But Freakonomics can provide more than that. It will literally redefine the way we view the modern world.

đź“’Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt

Book Title : Freakonomics
Author : Steven D. Levitt
Publisher : Penguin Books Limited
Release Date : 2006
Pages : 320
ISBN : 0141030089
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Freakonomics Summary : 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.

đź“’Scorecasting by Tobias Moskowitz

Book Title : Scorecasting
Author : Tobias Moskowitz
Publisher : Three Rivers Press (CA)
Release Date : 2012
Pages : 278
ISBN : 9780307591807
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Scorecasting Summary : A behavioral economist and a veteran Sports Illustrated writer analyze hidden influences and subtle biases that shape sports plays, covering such topics as performance pressures, the "home field advantage" and the overpayment of athletic talent. Reprint.

đź“’Gang Leader For A Day by Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh

Book Title : Gang Leader for a Day
Author : Sudhir Alladi Venkatesh
Publisher : Penguin
Release Date : 2008
Pages : 302
ISBN : 1594201501
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Gang Leader for a Day Summary : Recounts the story of a young sociologist whose infiltration of a Chicago drug gang was originally introduced in the work "Freakonomics," describing the author's idealism, his friendship with gang leader JT, and his witness to the organization's crack-sel

đź“’This Idea Must Die by Mr. John Brockman

Book Title : This Idea Must Die
Author : Mr. John Brockman
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Date : 2015-02-17
Pages : 592
ISBN : 9780062374356
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

This Idea Must Die Summary : The bestselling editor of This Explains Everything brings together 175 of the world’s most brilliant minds to tackle Edge.org’s 2014 question: What scientific idea has become a relic blocking human progress? Each year, John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org—”The world’s smartest website” (The Guardian)—challenges some of the world’s greatest scientists, artists, and philosophers to answer a provocative question crucial to our time. In 2014 he asked 175 brilliant minds to ponder: What scientific idea needs to be put aside in order to make room for new ideas to advance? The answers are as surprising as they are illuminating. In : Steven Pinker dismantles the working theory of human behavior Richard Dawkins renounces essentialism Sherry Turkle reevaluates our expectations of artificial intelligence Geoffrey West challenges the concept of a “Theory of Everything” Andrei Linde suggests that our universe and its laws may not be as unique as we think Martin Rees explains why scientific understanding is a limitless goal Nina Jablonski argues to rid ourselves of the concept of race Alan Guth rethinks the origins of the universe Hans Ulrich Obrist warns against glorifying unlimited economic growth and much more. Profound, engaging, thoughtful, and groundbreaking, This Idea Must Die will change your perceptions and understanding of our world today . . . and tomorrow.