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Author: Steven D Levitt; Stephen J Dubner
Publisher: New York : William Morrow, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask--but Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the stuff and riddles of everyday life--from  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven D Levitt; Stephen J Dubner
ISBN: 006073132X 9780060731328
OCLC Number: 57207630
Description: xii, 242 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: An explanatory note --
Introduction: the hidden side of everything --
What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? --
How is the Ku Klux Klan like a group of real-estate agents? --
Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? --
Where have all the criminals gone? --
What makes a perfect parent? --
Perfect parenting, Part II; or : would a Roshanda by any other name smell as sweet? --
Epilogue : two paths to Harvard.
Responsibility: Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner.

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Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask--but Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the stuff and riddles of everyday life--from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing--and his conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head. The authors show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives--how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. In this book, they set out to explore the hidden side of everything. If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work.--From publisher description.

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