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Freakonomics

A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

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Published by Harper Torch in New York, USA .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Paginationxii; 242p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24235407M
ISBN 100061143308
OCLC/WorldCa298348013

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  Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much : Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial Espana.   Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything Steven D Levitt Freakonomics is a brilliant, but annoying, book. It entertains and provokes, but there's a sour note for.


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Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner CONTENTS AN EXPLANATORY NOTE In which the origins of this book are clarified. INTRODUCTION: The Hidden Side of Everything In which the book’s central idea is set forth: namely, if morality represents how people would like the.

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