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  • Published: 27 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141030708
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99
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Superfreakonomics

Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance




Supersmart. Superfunny. Supersurprising. The men who put the freak into economics are back!

Steven Levitt, the original rogue economist, and Stephen Dubner have spent four years uncovering the hidden side of even more controversial subjects, from terrorism to shark attacks, cable TV to hurricanes. The result is Superfreakonomics. It reveals, among other things:

- Why you are more likely to be killed walking drunk than driving drunk
- How a prostitute is more likely to sleep with a policeman than be arrested by one
- Why terrorists might be easier to track down than you would imagine
- How a sex change could boost your salary

Because sometimes the most superfreaky solution is the simplest.

  • Published: 27 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9780141030708
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $24.99
Categories:

About the authors

Steven Levitt

Steven D. Levitt teaches economics at the University of Chicago and is editor of the Journal of Political Economy. His idiosyncratic economic research into areas as varied as guns and game shows has made headlines and triggered debate in the media and academic circles. He recently received the American Economic Association's John Bates Clark Medal, which is awarded every two years to the best American economist under forty.

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