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Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance (Compact Disc)

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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 freakquel is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first.

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?
  • What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common?
  • Can eating kangaroo save the planet?

Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else. 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.

About the Author


STEVEN D. LEVITT is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and an editor of the Journal of Political Economy. In January 2004, he was awarded the John Bates Clark medal--for the economist under 40 who made the greatest contribution to the discipline--by the American Economic Association.

WEB: FREAKONOMICS.COM

FACEBOOK: FREAKONOMICS

TWITTER: @FREAKONOMICS



Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He quit his first career--as an almost-rock-star--to become a writer. He has worked for The New York Times and published three non-Freakonomics books. He lives with his family in New York City.

Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He quit his first career--as an almost-rock-star--to become a writer. He has worked for The New York Times and published three non-Freakonomics books. He lives with his family in New York City.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780060889357
ISBN-10: 0060889357
Publisher: HarperAudio
Publication Date: October 20th, 2009
Pages: 6
Language: English