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When to Rob a Bank

…And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants
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Why do educated women get fewer responses on online dating websites? Is buying local food economically efficient? Does bribing kids improve their performance on school tests?

Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, the quirky geniuses behind Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics, and Think Like a Freak, are back at it. For the last 10 years, they've used the tools of economics to answer some of our most unanswerable questions on the Freakonomics.com blog. Here, for the first time, the very best of their more than 8,000 posts are together in a single place. We learn why it's so hard to predict the Kentucky Derby, why babies born in summer tend to score lower on standardized tests, and why rich people tend to be happier than poor people but rich countries no happier than poor ones. When to Rob a Bank showcases the brilliance that has made Levitt and Dubner an international sensation and the eloquence and wit that has always made them such a joy to read and listen to.

©2015 Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (P)2015 HarperCollins Canada

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Bad sound quality

Sound is way too low to understand while driving. I also found it boring and didnt see the point of listening until the end

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Fantastically random

Another masterpiece from Steven and Stephen interesting thought provoking and fantastically fun Remind me a lot of super Freakonomics recommend this book to anyone that likes to learn but also just like to know things

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  • Don
  • 2017-04-27

It's simply the best of the Freakonomics blog

It's similar to the other books in their series but takes small excerpts, updates, and guest speakers from the long running Freakonomics blog to compile the next chapter in the saga

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  • Brett
  • 2016-05-24

The Weakest of the Four.

The Weakest of the Freakonomics books, but still very entertaining and enlightening. I highly recommend.

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  • Christian F
  • 2015-06-21

Excellent!

Very engaging and fun book, read by authors which is awesome! I would highly recommend