Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

Hardcover

Categories: Business & Economics

Buy Used - Very Good

$4.48

USD Add to cart

Add to wishlist

Description

The "New York Times" best-selling "Freakonomics" was a worldwide sensation, selling over four million copies in thirty-five languages and changing the way we look at the world. Now, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with "SuperFreakonomics, " and fans and newcomers alike will find that the freakquel is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first.

Four years in the making, "SuperFreakonomics" asks not only the tough questions, but the unexpected ones: What's more dangerous, driving drunk or "walking" drunk? Why is chemotherapy prescribed so often if it's so ineffective? Can a sex change boost your salary?

"SuperFreakonomics" challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as:

How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? Why are doctors so bad at washing their hands? How much good do car seats do? What's the best way to catch a terrorist? Did TV cause a rise in crime? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Are people hard-wired for altruism or selfishness? Can eating kangaroo save the planet? Which adds more value: a pimp or a Realtor?

Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else, whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex has fallen so drastically. By examining how people respond to incentives, they show the world for what it really is - good, bad, ugly, and, in the final analysis, super freaky.

"Freakonomics" has been imitated many times over - but only now, with "SuperFreakonomics, " has it met its match.

More Details

Weight: 0.96 lbs

ISBN-10: 0060889578

ISBN-13: 9780060889579

Other Available Copies

Condition

Used - Good (5 available) Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside.

  • Price
  • Shipping
  •  

Readers Also Enjoyed

Books by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner