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Freedomnomics : why the free market works and freaky theories don't

Author: John R Lott, Jr.; Brian Emerson
Publisher: [Ashland, Or.] : Blackstone Audio, 2007.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : MP3 : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the blockbuster bestseller Freakonomics demonstrated, economics can explain everything--from why people behave the way they do to how governments and businesses organize themselves. But are the basic assumptions and conclusions in Freakonomics true? Does the free market usually lead to unintended and negative consequences? Quite the opposite, says John Lott, who holds a Ph. D. in economics. In fact, says Lott, a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Audiobooks
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)144991105
Material Type: Document, Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: John R Lott, Jr.; Brian Emerson
ISBN: 1433283719 9781433283710 9781433239762 1433239760
OCLC Number: 145605930
Notes: Downloadable audio file.
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Duration: 7:02:19.
Performer(s): Read by Brian Emerson.
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As the blockbuster bestseller Freakonomics demonstrated, economics can explain everything--from why people behave the way they do to how governments and businesses organize themselves. But are the basic assumptions and conclusions in Freakonomics true? Does the free market usually lead to unintended and negative consequences? Quite the opposite, says John Lott, who holds a Ph. D. in economics. In fact, says Lott, a wide range of fascinating and peculiar case studies prove the simple adage that if something is more costly, people will do less of it. And, in a refutation of Freakonomics' most controversial idea, Lott shows why legalized abortion leads to family breakdown, which leads to more crime.

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