Steven D. Levitt , Stephen J. Dubner



Assume nothing, question everything. This is the message at the heart of Freakonomics, Levitt and Dubner's rule-breaking, iconoclastic book about crack dealers, cheating teachers and bizarre baby names that turned everyone's view of the world upside-down and became an international multi-million-copy-selling phenomenon.

'Prepare to be dazzled' Malcolm Gladwell 'A sensation ... you'll be stimulated, provoked and entertained. Of how many books can that be said?' Sunday Telegraph 'Has you chuckling one minute and gasping in amazement the next' Wall Street Journal 'Dazzling ... a delight' Economist 'Made me laugh out loud' Scotland on Sunday

What will you learn from this book


• One event can have an unforeseen and tremendous impact on some seemingly unrelated things in the future.

• People work on the basis of incentives. Understanding these incentives helps in unraveling the mystery of what people do and why they do that.

• There is a difference between correlation and causation. Two things might be related, but it isn’t necessary that one caused the other.

• Data is a goldmine of information. It can tell you stories if you look meticulously.

Language English
ISBN-10 0141019018
ISBN-13 9780141019017
No of pages 320
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Penguin Books
Published Date 05 Oct 2006

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Author : Stephen J. Dubner

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