Freakonomics (Paperback)

A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

William Morrow Paperbacks, 9780060731335, 352pp.

Publication Date: August 25, 2009

List Price: 16.99*
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Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner offer the long-awaited paperback edition of Freakonomics, the runaway bestseller, including six Freakonomics columns from the New York Times Magazine and a Q & A with the authors.

Praise For Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

“If Indiana Jones were an economist, he’d be Steven Levitt… Criticizing Freakonomics would be like criticizing a hot fudge sundae.”

“Provocative… eye-popping.”

“The guy is interesting!”

“The funkiest study of statistical mechanics ever by a world-renowned economist... Eye-opening and sometimes eye-popping”

“Steven Levitt has the most interesting mind in America... Prepare to be dazzled.”

“Principles of economics are used to examine daily life in this fun read.”

“Levitt dissects complex real-world phenomena, e.g. baby-naming patterns and Sumo wrestling, with an economist’s laser.”

“Levitt is a number cruncher extraordinaire.”

“Levitt is one of the most notorious economists of our age.”

“Hard to resist.”

“Freakonomics is politically incorrect in the best, most essential way.... This is bracing fun of the highest order.”

“Freakonomics was the ‘It’ book of 2005.”

“An eye-opening, and most interesting, approach to the world.”

“An unconventional economist defies conventional wisdom.”

“A showcase for Levitt’s intriguing explorations into a number of disparate topics…. There’s plenty of fun to be had.”

“One of the decade’s most intelligent and provocative books.”

“Freakonomics challenges conventional wisdom and makes for fun reading.”

“The trivia alone is worth the cover price.”

“An easy, funny read. Many unsolvable problems the Americans have could be solved with simple means.”

“Economics is not widely considered to be one of the sexier sciences.... Steven D. Levitt will change some minds.”