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Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything

作者: Steven D Levitt; Stephen J Dubner
出版商: New York : William Morrow, ©2005.
版本/格式:   圖書 : 英語 : 1st ed所有版本和格式的總覽
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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  再讀一些...
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所有的作者/貢獻者: Steven D Levitt; Stephen J Dubner
ISBN: 006073132X 9780060731328
OCLC系統控制編碼: 57207630
描述: xii, 242 p. ; 24 cm.
内容: 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.
責任: 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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