Freakonomics

But if there is no unifying theme to Freakonomics, there is at least a common
thread running through the everyday application of Freakonomics. It has to do
with thinking sensibly about how people behave in the real world. All it requires is
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Author: Steven D. Levitt

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141928739

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Assume nothing, question everything. This is the message at the heart of Freakonomics, Levitt and Dubner's rule-breaking, iconoclastic book about crack dealers, cheating teachers and bizarre baby names that turned everyone's view of the world upside-down and became an international multi-million-copy-selling phenomenon. 'Prepare to be dazzled' Malcolm Gladwell 'A sensation ... you'll be stimulated, provoked and entertained. Of how many books can that be said?' Sunday Telegraph 'Has you chuckling one minute and gasping in amazement the next' Wall Street Journal 'Dazzling ... a delight' Economist 'Made me laugh out loud' Scotland on Sunday

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics

interest in its own history, but it takes extreme and unusual form in case of
Freakonomics. Second, there is more, if still extremely limited, reference to earlier
, even heterodox economists. In the lead come Adam Smith and J. K. Galbraith.
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Author: Ben Fine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134099375

Category: Business & Economics

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Is or has economics ever been the imperial social science? Could or should it ever be so? These are the central concerns of this book. It involves a critical reflection on the process of how economics became the way it is, in terms of a narrow and intolerant orthodoxy, that has, nonetheless, increasingly directed its attention to appropriating the subject matter of other social sciences through the process termed "economics imperialism". In other words, the book addresses the shifting boundaries between economics and the other social sciences as seen from the confines of the dismal science, with some reflection on the responses to the economic imperialists by other disciplines. Significantly, an old economics imperialism is identified of the "as if market" style most closely associated with Gary Becker, the public choice theory of Buchanan and Tullock and cliometrics. But this has given way to a more "revolutionary" form of economics imperialism associated with the information-theoretic economics of Akerlof and Stiglitz, and the new institutional economics of Coase, Wiliamson and North. Embracing one "new" field after another, economics imperialism reaches its most extreme version in the form of "freakonomics", the economic theory of everything on the basis of the most shallow principles. By way of contrast and as a guiding critical thread, a thorough review is offered of the appropriate principles underpinning political economy and its relationship to social science, and how these have been and continue to be deployed. The case is made for political economy with an interdisciplinary character, able to bridge the gap between economics and other social sciences, and draw upon and interrogate the nature of contemporary capitalism.

Summary of Steven D Levitt s Freakonomics by Milkyway Media

The most defining feature of Freakonomics is that it lacks any sort of unifying
theme, a trait that itself has been a facet of Steven D. Levitt's career. Even when
he was first entering the field as a graduate student, Levitt had no interest in ...

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Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media

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Category: Study Aids

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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (2005) details the unexpected ways that moral, social, and economic incentives influence social outcomes. Incentives are factors that influence the choices an individual or group makes; a driver is incentivized to keep the speed limit, for example, by the desire to avoid getting a speeding ticket... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner Summary

Summary. The study of economics might seem like something far removed from
our everyday lives. But in fact, as Freakonomics demonstrates, economic
principles govern almost every facet of our lives and decision-making processes
whether ...

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Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. The study of economics can be wilder than you think. Have you ever wondered why we make the money mistakes that we do? With such a wealth of financial advice available, it seems stunning that we could make such bad investments or foolhardy purchases. Freakonomics uses the principles of economic analysis to unpack this concept for us and explain why we make the choices we do. And through Levitt and Dubner’s critical study, you’ll learn the surprising truth about how we can apply economics to every facet of our lives from dating to big purchases!

The 2000s in America Abortion Freakonomics

This reference work covers the impact of the first decade of the twenty-first century, including the most significant people, institutions, evrents, and developments spanning both the United States and Canada.

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Author: Craig Belanger

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ISBN: LCCN:2012045422

Category: Two thousands (Decade)

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This reference work covers the impact of the first decade of the twenty-first century, including the most significant people, institutions, evrents, and developments spanning both the United States and Canada. It contains more than 400 alphabetically arranged essays that cover the full breadth of North American history and culture throughout the decade.

SUMMARY Freakonomics a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner

You will learn how the tools of economics can be exploited to answer unusual and interesting questions.*Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

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* Our summary is short, simple and pragmatic. It allows you to have the essential ideas of a big book in less than 30 minutes.*By reading this summary, you will discover through concrete examples an innovative way of looking at the world. Why do dealers live with their parents? How can information be used to dismantle a terrorist group? By answering these unusual questions, the authors of "Freakonomics" bring to the forefront the little-known workings of the economy.*You will also discover that : Incentives are at the root of many human behaviors; Popular wisdom is often mistaken; Behind great consequences are sometimes hidden distant causes; Information is exploited by experts for their own profit; Determining what needs to be measured to conduct a study is fundamental.*The authors of Freakonomics, Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, are Harvard economist and New York Times Magazine writer respectively. They are the inventors of the eponymous science of exploring societal issues using the tools of economics. You will learn how the tools of economics can be exploited to answer unusual and interesting questions.*Buy now the summary of this book for the modest price of a cup of coffee!

Guns in American Society An Encyclopedia of History Politics Culture and the Law 2nd Edition 3 volumes

editorial in Science, the best-selling books Freakonomics and Super Crunchers,
a book on academic honesty controversies, and books on gun control issues. Lott
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Author: Gregg Lee Carter

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313386718

Category: History

Page: 1096

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Thoroughly updated and greatly expanded from its original edition, this three-volume set is the go-to comprehensive resource on the legal, social, psychological, political, and public health aspects of guns in American life. • 450 alphabetically organized entries, including 100 new for this edition, covering key issues (suicide, video games and gun violence, firearm injury statistics) and events (workplace shootings, the Virginia Tech massacre) • 102 expert contributors from all academic fields involved in studying the causes and effects of gun violence • A chronology of pivotal moments and controversies in the history of firearm ownership and use in the United States • An exhaustive bibliography of print and online resources covering all aspects of the study of guns in the United States • Appendices on federal gun laws, state gun laws, and pro- and anti-gun-control organizations

Summary of of Steven D Levitt Stephen J Dubner s Freakonomics

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. Economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner have written one of the most popular books of the last decade, "Freakonomics.

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book. Economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner have written one of the most popular books of the last decade, "Freakonomics." In their off-beat look at the numbers behind counter-intuitive behavior, they dissect everything from lowering crime rates, to how baby names affect success. This SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis offers supplementary material to "Freakonomics" to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes! What does this SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis Include? An Executive Summary of the original book Editorial Review Brief chapter summaries Key takeaways & analysis from each section A short bio of the the author Original Book Summary Overview Do parents matter? Can society take steps to reduce crime? Does everyone cheat when no one is looking?Freakonomics supplies answers to these questions and more. Using some basic principles of economics, rogue economist Steven Levitt takes a microscope to society's puzzles. With the help of journalist Stephen J. Dubner, "Freakonomics" is a smart, compelling, and downright funny look at society around us. BEFORE YOU BUY: The purpose of this SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis is to help you decide if it's worth the time, money and effort reading the original book (if you haven't already). SUMOREADS has pulled out the essence-but only to help you ascertain the value of the book for yourself. This analysis is meant as a supplement to, and not a replacement for, "Freakonomics."

Valuepack Microeconomics

This Value Pack consists of Microeconomics: International Edition, 6/e by Pindyck/Rubinfeld (ISBN: 9780131860261); Freakonomics, 1/e (ISBN: 9780131912076)

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Author: Robert S. Pindyck

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 1405883286

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This Value Pack consists of Microeconomics: International Edition, 6/e by Pindyck/Rubinfeld (ISBN: 9780131860261); Freakonomics, 1/e (ISBN: 9780131912076)

Think Like a Freak

From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom ...

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Author: Steven D. Levitt

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9781846147562

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions; and learning to unravel the world's secret codes. Now Levitt and Dubner have gathered up what they have learned and turned it into a readable and practical toolkit for thinking differently - thinking, that is, like a Freak. Whether you are interested in the best way to improve your odds in penalty kicks, or in major global reforms, here is a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems. Along the way, you'll learn how the techniques of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion can help you, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they're from Nigeria, and why Van Halen's demanding tour contract banning brown M&Ms was really a safety measure. You'll learn why sometimes it's best to put away your moral compass, and smarter to think like a child. You will be given a master class in incentives-because for better or worse, incentives rule our world. And you will learn to quit before you fail, because you can't solve tomorrow's problem if you aren't willing to abandon today's dud. Levitt and Dubner see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing - and so much fun to read.

Journal of Economic Literature

973 – 1000 Interesting Questions in Freakonomics John DINardo * Freakonomics
is more about “ entertainment ” than it is a serious attempt at popularization .
Consequently , rather than conduct a comprehensive fact check , I use the book
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ISBN: UCSD:31822036700003

Category: Economics

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Summary to Quickly Read Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D Levitt

Summary Table of Contents: Economic Incentives Social Incentives Moral Incentives The Most Effective Way to Influence People's Behaviour All Changes in Behaviour Are the Result of Incentives People Could React Differently to the Same ...

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Author: Zane Rozzi

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 1688130047

Category:

Page: 26

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This summary is a separate companion to Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner. Economics is essentially a system of competing incentives. How do individual people get what they want when everyone else is competing for the same thing? Learn how all behaviour is a result of incentives. To change behaviour, you must change the incentives. Learn how unscrupulous salespeople use the power of our fears to upsell us or make us buy things we don't actually need. Summary Table of Contents: Economic Incentives Social Incentives Moral Incentives The Most Effective Way to Influence People's Behaviour All Changes in Behaviour Are the Result of Incentives People Could React Differently to the Same Incentives on Different Occasions Finding the Right Incentives is Complicated When Events Happen Together, People Jump to Conclusions about Cause and Effect The Most Persuasive Fears Are Those Which Are Easiest to Visualize and Most Severe Lack of Control Increases Fear Experts Can Exploit Laypeople Using Their Information Advantage Experts Can Exploit People Using Fear to Upsell Them Do Your Research to Avoid Being Taken Advantage Of When Information Is Not Given, People Assume the Worst Please note: This is a separate companion summary of the most important ideas from the book - not the original full-length book.

Getting Smart

[Blog comment] Freakonomics. Retrieved from www.freakonomics.com/2010/05/
12/freakonomics-radio-how-is-abad-radio-station-like-the-public-school-system/
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Author: Tom Vander Ark

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118115879

Category: Education

Page: 240

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A comprehensive look at the promise and potential of online learning In our digital age, students have dramatically new learning needs and must be prepared for the idea economy of the future. In Getting Smart, well-known global education expert Tom Vander Ark examines the facets of educational innovation in the United States and abroad. Vander Ark makes a convincing case for a blend of online and onsite learning, shares inspiring stories of schools and programs that effectively offer "personal digital learning" opportunities, and discusses what we need to do to remake our schools into "smart schools." Examines the innovation-driven world, discusses how to combine online and onsite learning, and reviews "smart tools" for learning Investigates the lives of learning professionals, outlines the new employment bargain, examines online universities and "smart schools" Makes the case for smart capital, advocates for policies that create better learning, studies smart cultures

Marketing

“A Pay What You Want Experiment for the Freakonomics Movies,” Freakonomics,
September 22, 2010, http://freakonomics.blogs. nytimes.com. Kate Shaw, “Pay
What You Want Benefits Companies, Consumers, Charities,” Ars Technica, July ...

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Author: Charles W. Lamb

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781133708582

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 912

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Engaging and thorough, MARKETING, 12th Edition shows students how marketing principles affect their day-to-day lives, as well as their significant influence on business decisions. Core topics include the social marketing phenomenon, entrepreneurship, C.R.M., global perspectives, and ethics, as well as in-depth discussions on key tools of the trade, such as metrics and the marketing plan. Intriguing coverage of newsworthy events clarifies the readings for students and gets them thinking about their own decisions in the consumer marketplace. Loaded with helpful learning features like detailed appendices, cases, vignettes, boxed features, and videos, MARKETING, 12th Edition gives students countless opportunities to develop and apply critical thinking skills while acquiring the marketing knowledge essential in the business world. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Armchair Economist revised and updated May 2012

Several, I daresay, were inspired by Armchair. The most well-known of the recent
titles is Levitt and Dubner's Freakonomics, which I think is a rollicking good read (
and I said so when I reviewed it for the Wall Street Journal). But for all its merits, ...

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Author: Steven E. Landsburg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416587255

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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The extensively revised and updated edition of Steven Landsburg’s hugely popular book, The Armchair Economist—“a delightful compendium of quotidian examples illustrating important economic and financial theories” (The Journal of Finance). In this revised and updated edition of Steven Landsburg’s hugely popular book, he applies economic theory to today’s most pressing concerns, answering a diverse range of daring questions, such as: Why are seat belts deadly? Why do celebrity endorsements sell products? Why are failed executives paid so much? Who should bear the cost of oil spills? Do government deficits matter? How is workplace safety bad for workers? What’s wrong with the local foods movement? Which rich people can’t be taxed? Why is rising unemployment sometimes good? Why do women pay more at the dry cleaner? Why is life full of disappointments? Whether these are nagging questions you’ve always had, or ones you never even thought to ask, this new edition of The Armchair Economist turns the eternal ideas of economic theory into concrete answers that you can use to navigate the challenges of contemporary life.

A Brief Guide to Smart Thinking

Each book is summarised to convey a brief idea of what each one has to offer the interested reader, while a 'Speed Read' for each book delivers a quick sense of what each book is like to read and a highly compressed summary of the main ...

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Author: James M. Russell

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472143679

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Each book is summarised to convey a brief idea of what each one has to offer the interested reader, while a 'Speed Read' for each book delivers a quick sense of what each book is like to read and a highly compressed summary of the main points of the book in question. The titles covered include thought-provoking classics on psychology, mindfulness, rationality, the brain, mathematical and economic thought and practical philosophy. The selection includes books about self-improvement as well as historically interesting accounts of how the mind works. Titles included go back as far as the Epictetus classic The Enchiridion and Bertrand Russell's charming The ABC of Relativity, and proceed through classics such as Edward de Bono's Lateral Thinking and into the digital era with titles such as The Shallows and Big Data. The books are arranged chronologically, which draws attention to some of the interesting juxtapositions and connections between them. Some of the titles included are: Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt; Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking, by Malcolm Gladwell; Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, by Yuval Noah Harari; The Organized Mind: Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload, by Daniel J. Levitin; The Descent of Man, by Grayson Perry; How the Mind Works, by Steven Pinker; Black Box Thinking: Why Some People Never Learn from Their Mistakes - But Some Do, by Matthew Syed; We Should All Be Feminists, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie; Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies, by Jared Diamond; The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, by Nassim Nicholas Taleb; Man's Search for Meaning, by Viktor E. Frankl; The News: A User's Manual, by Alain de Botton; Mindware: Tools for Smart Thinking, by Richard E. Nisbett; The ABC of Relativity, by Bertrand Russell; The Psychopath Test, by Jon Ronson; The Path: What Chinese Philosophers Can Teach Us About the Good Life, by Michael Puett; A Brief History of Time, by Stephen Hawking; Messy: The Power of Disorder to Transform Our Lives, by Tim Harford; Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger; Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, by Michael Lewis; The Survivors Club: The Secrets and Science That Could Save Your Life, by Ben Sherwood; Black Box Thinking, by Matthew Syed; Chaos: Making a New Science, by James Gleick; A Short History of Nearly Everything, by Bill Bryson; The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains, by Nicholas Carr; Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality, by Scott Belsky; The Enchiridion, by Epictetus; Gödel, Escher, Bach, by Douglas R. Hofstadter; What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, by Haruki Murakami; and Lateral Thinking, by Edward de Bono.

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Taking a New Approach * Freakonomics ' Author to Share Insights with Chamber
Members By Jonathan Wales omewhere between forming a rock band ,
converting to the story of a young rouge economist who was rapidly to Judaism
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EVERYTHING " Prepare to be staziod . " ako Baratherapy Freakonomics : A
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