When to Rob a Bank: ...and 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants
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About the Author
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.
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.
"An afternoon with Levitt and Dubner's book will transform you into the most interesting person in the room that evening."--National Public Radio
"A splendid book, full of unlikely but arresting historical details that distinguish the authors from the run of pop social scientists."--New York Times
"An addictive, irresistible crash course in the populist application of economics."--The A.V. Club
"Good ideas ... expressed with panache."--Financial Times
"Lively, self-deprecating writing ensures an entertaining read for fans and new readers alike."--Publishers Weekly
"Levitt and Dubner... return with more of their signature humor and economic perspective on everyday life. ... Will be a hit with fans of Freakonomics."--Library Journal
Praise for the Freakonomics Books: "Genius... has you gasping in amazement."--Wall Street Journal
"[A] kooky and counterintuitive collection of economic analysis. ... Plenty to revel in."--Kirkus Reviews