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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
Interesting but flawed
It's troubling that someone who professes to love delving deep and thinking different is able to derive pleasure from firing a bunch of teachers for cheating, without delving deeper into story behind the cheating.
An original thinker is all well and good, but everyone has bias, and any claim that one professes to be apolitical, yet implicitly embraces free market Capitalism should raise eyebrows.