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  • Freakonomics

  • Revised Edition
  • Written by: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  • Narrated by: Stephen J. Dubner
  • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
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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 the conventional wisdom on its head. Thus the new field of study contained in this audiobook: Freakonomics. 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.

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  • By Glenn T. on 2017-10-07

Life is so fascinating!

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Reviewed: 2018-09-13

This book makes life seem so fascinating and makes you think twice about the most mundane things, especially what you hear on the news. There are so many things like sumo wrestling and people's names that I wouldn't have thought twice about, but this book dives into them with such interest that I was hooked from almost the first page. Thanks #Audible1