Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Economics, Psychological Aspects
Call Number
JP 398.2 COM

What do estate agents and the Ku Klux Klan have in common?

Why do drug dealers live with their mothers?

How can your name affect how well you do in life?

The answer: Freakonomics. It’s at the heart of everything we do and the things that affect us daily, from sex to crime, parenting to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. And it’s all about using information about the world around us to get to the heart of what’s really happening under the surface of everyday life. By unraveling your life’s secret codes, you can turn your view of the way things work upside down-and discover a totally new way of seeing the world.


This is a fun and eye-opening read that gives you logical, rational explanations to occurrences in everyday life, showing how events all have a “hidden side”! This book is an amazing illustration of how statistical science triumphs all! Filled with amazing anecdotes, with statistical evidence to boot, you’d never believe that the events that happen around you may have more historical, causal links than you’d ever imagine!

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Recommended by Chen Wanying, NLB librarian

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