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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (P.S.)
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Freakonomics 1 Original Binding: Paperback Publisher: Harpercollins Publish Date: 2009/09/01 Synopsis: Takes an unconventional look at how the economy really works, from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what really matters and what really drives the economy, in an edition than includes a new preface, additional material, and a Q&A with the author and Stephen Dubner


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  • Freakonomics 1 Original available on March 25 2017 from NeweggBusiness for Https://www.neweggbusiness.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIV0UN4G56313&nm_mc=afc-cjb2b&cm_mmc=afc-cjb2b-_-Books-_-Harpercollins-_-9SIV0UN4G56313&cjsku=9SIV0UN4G56313" itemprop="offers" target="_external" title="" itemscope itemtype="http://schema.org/Offer">22.2
  • Freakonomics 1 Original available on September 28 2015 from Newegg for 11.99
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (P.S.) available on November 11 2014 from Amazon for $6.74
  • ISBN bar code 9780060731335 ξ2 registered November 22 2014
  • ISBN bar code 9780060731335 ξ4 registered March 25 2017
  • ISBN bar code 9780060731335 ξ5 registered September 28 2015
  • ISBN bar code 9780060731335 ξ3 registered November 11 2014
  • ISBN bar code 9780060731335 ξ1 registered May 26 2012
  • Product category is Freakonomics 1 Original Book
  • Manufacturered by William Morrow Paperbacks
  • 9780060731335
  • # 9SIV0UN4G56313
  • # 9780060731335

  • Product weight is 0.6 lbs.
500,000 first printing. Original. Language: ENGLISH Pages: 315 Dimensions: 8.00 x 5.25 x 1.00 Weight: 0.58

References
    ^ (2012). Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (revised Dec 2013)
    ^ P. S.: Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (2009, Paperback) (revised Aug 2019)
    ^ (2009). Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (P.S.), William Morrow Paperbacks. Amazon. (revised Nov 2014)
    ^ Freakonomics 1 Original, Harpercollins. NeweggBusiness. (revised Mar 2017)
    ^ (2015). Freakonomics 1 Original, Harpercollins. Newegg. (revised Sep 2015)

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Steven Levitt, an economist at U Chicago, is less interested in numbers and more interested in why people turn out the way they do. He examines the influence of incentive, heredity, the neighborhood you grew up in, etc.Some of his conclusions are less than earth-shattering. For example, African-American names (DeShawn, Latanya) don't influence African-American test performance. As a second example, Levitt compiled data regarding online dating websites and concluded that bald men and overweight women fared b..
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This book succeeds at analyzing sociological developments in a way that is entertaining because Steven Levitt, an economist who strays from convention, has a knack for unpeeling layers and layers of assumptions and myth and showing the real causes behind trends. He shows, to name some examples, how our names affect our career paths; how abortion and the crime rate are related; how a man used his cunning to humiliate the Klu Klux Klan rather than rely on conventional methods; how easy it is to identify the r..
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The scientific fidelity of social science is a topic of heated contention in academics. Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner have successfully brought this debate to the mainstream in the form of their joint book, Freakonomics. But do they make a strong case for validating statistical analyses of an infinitely complex human society?As any statistician will tell you, one of the major pitfalls of their field is the confusion of correlation and causation. Just because X and Y have similar trends does not necessari..
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