Number of Pages : 315
Language : English
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The book, 'Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything’ is an interesting book that combines the theories of economics with everyday issues and topics and presents a series of fascinating exercises that are engaging. Written by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven Levitt, this book provides a unique take of various things that we face every day. It has been published by William Morrow publications in the year 2013. This book became popular thanks to its unique narration style that presented the complex economic concepts using conventional humour and everyday wisdom.
This book is written in the format of essays that cover economic issues and dissect how they are connected with everyday life. There are total 6 essays in the book. The first chapter deals with the issue of cheating and uses the example of sumo wrestlers. The second chapter deals with real estate agents and their practice of information control. The third chapter is about drug dealing which has been explained in an unconventional manner. It talks about the life and earnings of cocaine dealers and the low wages that they earn. The fourth chapter deals with the topic of abortion and talks about how abortions have helped in reducing crime rates. The fifth chapter is about parenting and education. The sixth chapter sheds light on the issue of naming children and the socioeconomic patterns related to it. The book uses interesting methodologies to put forward its teachings and often takes unconventional stands.
About the Author
Steven D. Levitt is a professor of economy at the University of Chicago. He was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal for being the most influential economist under the age of forty. He has since co-authored a sequel to Freakonomics, Superfreakonomics. Stephen J. Dubner is a celebrated author, journalist and radio personality. in the past he taught English at the Columbia University. His journalism has been published with The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Time. He currently lives in New York with his wife and their children.