Superfreakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insights and observations in SuperFreakonomics--the long awaited follow-up to their New York Times bestseller. Based on revolutionary research and original studies SuperFreakonomics promises to once again challenge your students' view of the way the world really works.Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and captivating storytelling to show students the hidden side of everything with such questions as: - How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? - Why are doctors so bad at washing their hands? - How much good do car seats do? - What's the best way to catch a terrorist? "Thank goodness Levitt and Dubner] are back--with wisdom, wit and, most of all, powerful economic insight. . . . They] wryly, humorously and almost sadistically remind us that we are slaves to our own failures to parse situations into basic economic components."--Los Angeles Times
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About the Author
Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He quit his first career--as an almost rock star--to become a writer. He has since taught English at Columbia, worked for The New York Times, and published three non-Freakonomics books.
Steven D. Levitt, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, given to the most influential American economist under forty. He is also a founder of The Greatest Good, which applies Freakonomics-style thinking to business and philanthropy.
Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning journalist and radio and TV personality, has worked for the New York Times and published three non-Freakonomics books. He is the host of Freakonomics Radio and Tell Me Something I Don't Know.