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- Revised Edition
- Written by: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
- Narrated by: Stephen J. Dubner
- Length: 7 hrs and 51 mins
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 explore the hidden side of...well, everything. The inner working of a crack gang...the truth about real-estate agents...the secrets of the Klu Klux Klan. What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world is even more intriguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking, and Freakonomics will redefine the way we view the modern world.
- By Glenn T. on 2017-10-07
This is an entertaining book to listen to, and it is well narrated. However, the author makes some wild claims without backing them up, all the while warning against following the "conventional wisdom" or blindly accepting "facts" published in the media. Be wary of blindly accepting the "facts" published in Freakonomics.
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