Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Level 9.2, 16 Points
|Grouped Work ID||249b1168-4e7b-becf-d095-aeeb8fcc7d65|
|Grouping Title||freakonomics a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything|
|Grouping Author||levitt steven d|
|Last Grouping Update||2019-01-15 19:41:30PM|
|Last Indexed||2019-01-15 19:42:19PM|
|auth_author2||Dubner, Stephen J.|
|author||Steven D. Levitt|
|author2-role||Dubner, Stephen J.|
|author_display||Steven D. Levitt|
|available_at_catalog||Cameron Village Regional, Eva H. Perry Regional|
|detailed_location_catalog||Cameron Village Regional - Adult Non-fiction, Duraleigh Road - Adult Non-fiction, Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Non-fiction, Fuquay-Varina Community - Adult Non-fiction, Leesville Community - Adult Non-fiction, North Regional - Adult Non-fiction, West Regional - Adult Non-fiction|
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? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of 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 riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing—and whose conclusions turn conventional wisdom on its head.
Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They usually begin with a mountain of data and a simple 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 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 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 great deal of complexity 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.
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.
Bonus material added to the revised and expanded 2006 edition
|format_catalog||Book, eAudiobook, eBook|
|format_category_catalog||Audio Books, Books, eBook|
|isbn||006073132, 9780060842963, 9780061792809|
|item_details||ils:418722|5470384|Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Non-fiction|330 LEVIT|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||EVA||, ils:418722|5470391|Eva H. Perry Regional - Adult Non-fiction|330 LEVIT|||1|false|false|||||Checked out||EVA||, ils:418722|6032969|Fuquay-Varina Community - Adult Non-fiction|330 LEVIT|||1|false|false|||||Checked out||FUQ||, ils:418722|6032970|North Regional - Adult Non-fiction|330 LEVIT|||1|false|false|||||Checked out||NOR||, ils:418722|6032971|Duraleigh Road - Adult Non-fiction|330 LEVIT|||1|false|false|||||Checked out||DUR||, ils:418722|6032977|Cameron Village Regional - Adult Non-fiction|330 LEVIT|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||CAM||, ils:418722|6032978|West Regional - Adult Non-fiction|330 LEVIT|||1|false|false|||||Checked out||WRL||, ils:418722|6032980|Leesville Community - Adult Non-fiction|330 LEVIT|||1|false|false|||||Checked out||LEE||, ils:418722|6207615|West Regional - Adult Non-fiction|330 LEVIT|||1|false|false|||||Checked out||WRL||, overdrive:2f92667b-bcb3-4128-94f4-8098df148816|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|5|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,Kindle Book,OverDrive Read|Checked Out||||, overdrive:f59307ca-72fa-404c-999e-afe8cdbc3eb2|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eAudiobook|Audio Books|4|false|true|OverDrive|||OverDrive MP3 Audiobook,OverDrive Listen|Checked Out|||||
|owning_library_catalog||Wake County Public Libraries|
|owning_location_catalog||Cameron Village Regional, Duraleigh Road Community, Eva H. Perry Regional, Fuquay-Varina Community, Leesville Community, North Regional, West Regional|
|record_details||ils:418722|Book|Books|First edition.|English|William Morrow,||pages ; cm., overdrive:2f92667b-bcb3-4128-94f4-8098df148816|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2010|, overdrive:f59307ca-72fa-404c-999e-afe8cdbc3eb2|eAudiobook|Audio Books||English|HarperCollins|||
|subject_facet||Economics -- Psychological aspects, Economics -- Sociological aspects|
|title_display||Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything|
|title_full||Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything / Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything|
|title_sub||A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything|
|topic_facet||Business, Economics, Nonfiction, Psychological aspects, Sociological aspects, Sociology|