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Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything

Author: Steven D Levitt; Stephen J Dubner
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, 'Freakonomics' will make you see the familiar world through a completely original lens.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven D Levitt; Stephen J Dubner
ISBN: 0713998067 9780713998061 0141019018 9780141019017 9780141025803 0141025808 006073132X 9780060731328
OCLC Number: 505359091
Awards: Short-listed for Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2005
Description: xii, 242 pages
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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