Superfreakonomics, Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
Автор: Levitt, Steven Название: Freakonomics ISBN: 0061956279 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780061956270 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 3710 T Наличие на складе: Ожидается поступление. Описание:
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner offer the long-awaited paperback edition of Freakonomics, the runaway bestseller, including six Freakonomics columns from the New York Times Magazine and a Q A with the authors.
Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter?
These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask.
But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday lifefrom cheating and crime to parenting and sportsand reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head.
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 more.
Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they show that economics is, at root, the study of incentiveshow people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.
Автор: Stephen J. Dubner,Steven D. Levitt Название: Freakonomics ISBN: 0141030089 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141030081 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 2980 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ. Описание: Modern life can be baffling and chaotic. Is there any way of making sense of it? The answer, explains groundbreaking thinker Steven Levitt, lies in economics. Not ordinary economics, but freakonomics. It is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. In Freakonomics Levitt turns conventional economics on its head, stripping away the jargon and calculations of the experts' to explore the riddles of everyday life and examine topics such as: how chips are more likely to kill you than murder or a terrorist attack; why sportsmen cheat and how fraud can be spotted; why violent crime can be linked not to gun laws, policing or poverty, but to abortion; why a road is more efficient when everyone travels at 20mph; how the name you give your child can give them an advantage in later life; and what really causes obesity epidemics. Ultimately, he shows us that economics is all about how people get what they want, and what makes them do it. Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, Freakonomics will make you see the familiar world through a completely original lens.
Автор: Levitt Steven D., Dubner Stephen J. Название: Think Like a Freak ISBN: 006227841X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062278418 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 11960 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ. Описание:
The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything. Then came SuperFreakonomics, a documentary film, an award-winning podcast, and more.
Now, with Think Like a Freak, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, they take us inside their thought process and teach us all to think a bit more productively, more creatively, more rationally--to think, that is, like a Freak.
Levitt and Dubner offer a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems, whether your interest lies in minor lifehacks or major global reforms. As always, no topic is off-limits. They range from business to philanthropy to sports to politics, all with the goal of retraining your brain. Along the way, you'll learn the secrets of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, and why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they're from Nigeria.
Some of the steps toward thinking like a Freak:
First, put away your moral compass--because it's hard to see a problem clearly if you've already decided what to do about it.
Learn to say "I don't know"--for until you can admit what you don't yet know, it's virtually impossible to learn what you need to.
Think like a child--because you'll come up with better ideas and ask better questions.
Take a master class in incentives--because for better or worse, incentives rule our world.
Learn to persuade people who don't want to be persuaded--because being right is rarely enough to carry the day.
Learn to appreciate the upside of quitting--because you can't solve tomorrow's problem if you aren't willing to abandon today's dud.
Levitt and Dubner plainly see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing--and so much fun to read.
Автор: Levitt Steven D., Dubner Stephen J. Название: Think Like a Freak CD: Think Like a Freak CD ISBN: 0062218409 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062218407 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 12370 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime?
These may not sound like typical questions for an econo-mist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much-heralded scholar who studies the riddles of everyday life--from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing--and whose conclusions turn conventional wisdom on its head.
"Freakonomics" is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They usually begin with a mountain of data and a simple question. Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish quality. Thus the new field of study contained in this book: freakonomics.
Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives--how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. In "Freakonomics," they explore the hidden side of . . . well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher. The secrets of the Klu Klux Klan.
What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world, despite a great deal of complexity and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not unknowable, and--if the right questions are asked--is even more intriguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking.
"Freakonomics" establishes this unconventional premise: If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work. It is true that readers of this book will be armed with enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties. But "Freakonomics" can provide more than that. It will literally redefine the way we view the modern world.
Автор: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner Название: Superfreakonomics ISBN: 0141048328 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141048321 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Цена: 3480 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner Название: Think Like a Freak ISBN: 1846147891 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781846147890 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Цена: 5720 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Levitt Steven D., Dubner Stephen J. Название: Think Like a Freak ISBN: 0062218336 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780062218339 Издательство: HarperCollins USA Цена: 11960 T Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner Название: When to Rob a Bank ISBN: 0241200393 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780241200391 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Цена: 5960 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner Название: Think Like a Freak ISBN: 0141980079 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780141980072 Издательство: Penguin Books Ltd Рейтинг: Цена: 2740 T Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the landmark book Freakonomics comes this curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the universe. It's the perfect solution for the millions of readers who love all things Freakonomics. Surprising and erudite, eloquent and witty, When to Rob a Bank demonstrates the brilliance that has made the Freakonomics guys an international sensation, with more than 7 million books sold in 40 languages, and 150 million downloads of their Freakonomics Radio podcast.
When Freakonomics was first published, the authors started a blog--and they've kept it up. The writing is more casual, more personal, even more outlandish than in their books. In When to Rob a Bank, they ask a host of typically off-center questions: Why don't flight attendants get tipped? If you were a terrorist, how would you attack? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken?
Over the past decade, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have published more than 8,000 blog posts on the Freakonomics website. Many of them, they freely admit, were rubbish. But now they've gone through and picked the best of the best. You'll discover what people lie about, and why; the best way to cut gun deaths; why it might be time for a sex tax; and, yes, when to rob a bank. (Short answer: never; the ROI is terrible.) You'll also learn a great deal about Levitt and Dubner's own quirks and passions, from gambling and golf to backgammon and the abolition of the penny.
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