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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything is the result of the joint collaboration of an economist who thinks out of the box, and an award-winning journalist and author, and their combined perception of the complex world of economics, written in an unconventional and witty manner.
Summary Of The Book
Through a consolidation of articles based on economics, the authors illustrate an unconventional premise about the subject - that economics is, in theory, the study of incentives. Although this work of nonfiction is not based purely on economics, it assesses the various facets of the topic and provides some contemporary and offbeat theories.
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything is broadly divided into six chapters, through which the authors try to unveil the obscure aspects of almost everything under the sun - from how cheating has pervaded into most professions, to the Ku Klux Klan, the functioning of a crack gang, nominative determinism and so much more. Ordinary aspects of our world have been scrutinized by the authors and relayed in a manner bound to shift paradigms and open your eyes to view the same things very differently.
Through these questions, ponderings, and perusals, the authors try to pass on the message that nothing in the world, no matter how complex, is unfathomable, just as long as you ask the right questions. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything was initially published in 2005, and by 2009 it had sold over four million copies all over the world. It secured second place on the The New York Times Bestsellers List, and was named Book Sense Book of the Year in the Adult Nonfiction category in 2006.
About The Authors
Steven D. Levitt, born in 1967, is an American Professor, author and economist.
Levitt has co-authored its sequel, SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance.
Levitt procured his Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Harvard University in 1989, and proceeded to complete his doctorate in Economics in 1994 from MIT. He is currently employed at the University of Chicago as the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor, and is also the current Director of The Becker Center on Price Theory. Levitt also featured on Time Magazine's list of 100 People Who Shape Our World in 2006, and won the John Bates Clark Medal in 2003. He is a founding partner of a consulting firm named The Greatest Good. He currently resides in Chicago with his wife, Jeannette, and their four children.
Stephen J. Dubner, born in 1963, is an American author, radio and TV personality and journalist.
He has authored Choosing My Religion: A Memoir of a Family Beyond Belief, Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, and The Boy With Two Belly Buttons.
While studying for a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Columbia University, he taught English there alongside. His work has been published in renowned publications like The New Yorker and The New York Times, and he has been variegated in The Best American Crime Writing. Dubner is also the recipient of the prestigious Quill award. He currently resides in New York with his wife, Ellen Binder-Dubner, and their two children.
Unconventional but interesting
22 Apr, 2012
Freakonomics, think differently!
9 May, 2012
31 Jan, 2012
4 Nov, 2014
10 Feb, 2014
A very good book
24 Nov, 2013
Not only for Freaks!
9 Nov, 2013
A Wonderful Analysis of the Mundane
5 Nov, 2013
Poor paper quality!
21 Oct, 2013
21 Jun, 2013