Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
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New York, NY : William Morrow, c2006.
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Book
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Rev. and expanded ed.
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xv, 320 pages ; 24 cm.
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English
ISBN
0061234001, 9780061234002

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Includes bibliographical and other references (notes, p. [285] - 307) and index.
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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? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life--from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing--and his conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head... Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and Dubner 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 Freakonomics, they explore the hidden side of, well--everything... If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work."--Book jacket, front flap.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Levitt, S. D., & Dubner, S. J. (2006). Freakonomics: a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything (Rev. and expanded ed.). William Morrow.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Levitt, Steven D and Stephen J. Dubner. 2006. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. New York, NY: William Morrow.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Levitt, Steven D and Stephen J. Dubner. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything New York, NY: William Morrow, 2006.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Levitt, Steven D., and Stephen J Dubner. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything Rev. and expanded ed., William Morrow, 2006.

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