Journalist stephen dubner and economist steven levitt are the duo behind the popular freakonomics books and podcast, crunching numbers and telling stories that explore the hidden side of. Review the key ideas in the book superfreakonomics by steven levitt & stephen dubner in a condensed soundview executive book review summaries & book reviews of the year's top business books - in text and audio formats. The new york times best-selling freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything now, with think like a freak, steven d levitt and stephen j dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet. Economist steven levitt and writer stephen dubner have produced a smart, fun, witty and accessible introduction to levitt's research (and that of his collaborators), a popular book that is, whether it is deemed economics or not, entirely faithful to the ethos of economics. Stephen j dubner is an award-winning author and journalist who lives in new york city he is the coauthor, with steven d levitt, of freakonomics: a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything.
In 2003, the new york times magazine sent dubner to do a profile of levitt, and the idea for this book was born levitt looks at a variety of data, including kkk membership rolls, online dating services, and names for children, and finds in the math underlying answers to difficult questions that have a freakish quality. Stephen j dubner and steven d levitt are the authors of freakonomics: a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything more information on the research behind this column is at. Written by steven levitt and stephen dubner, freakonomics is the study of economics based on the principle of incentives the book takes a novel approach to studying economics, sharing its most interesting research. The new york times bestselling freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling more than four million copies in thirty-five languages and changing the way we look at the world steven d levitt and stephen j dubner return with superfreakonomics, and fans and newcomers alike will find that the.
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The original new york times magazine article about steven d levitt by stephen j dubner, which led to the creation of this book seven freakonomics columns written for the new york times magazine, published between august 2005 and april 2006. Freakonomics chapter 1 summary in chapter one of freakonomics, stephen dubner and steven levitt describe how when incentives are strong enough, many usually honest people from different walks of life will cheat in order to gain financially or climb the ladder in their careers.
Based on the book, 'freakonomics' by economist steven d levitt and writer stephen j dubner the book is a collection of 'economic' articles written by levitt the book is covered in six chapters of different social topics. My book review of freakonomics by steven levitt and stephen dubner. The first freakonomics book was one of those bestselling books that you didn't have to read not because it was bad, but because it was good it was so good, in fact, that authors steven d levitt.