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Freakonomics
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything | Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
More Than 4 Million Copies Sold WorldwidePublished in 35 LanguagesWhich 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.
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Vivlio_Gnosi
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Checking out the film adaptation of this fascinating book!
#Nonfiction #economics

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jhod
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Look what I found hidden away in my new road! 🤩 Love my new area even more now, ha!

Reviewsbylola Nice find! I love stumbling upon new LFLs. 2mo
Soubhiville Yay! I love my neighborhood LFLs! 2mo
squirrelbrain That‘s fab! 👍😁 2mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love seeing these!! 2mo
DrawingSustenance Nice!!! 😀 2mo
Cathythoughts Great stuff 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻😀 2mo
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lkurgs
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“The conventional wisdom is often wrong. Crime didn‘t keep soaring in the 1990s, money alone doesn‘t win elections, and—surprise—drinking eight glasses of water a day has never actually been shown to do a thing for your health. Conventional wisdom is often shoddily formed and devilishly difficult to see through, but it can be done.”

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squirrelbrain
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#getyourfreakon

#lilithjuly

Bit obvious this one, but hey ho!

Blueberry Great book. 4mo
julesG 😁 4mo
KarenUK 😊👍💕 4mo
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Cinfhen Well done 👍🏻♥️😁 4mo
Caroline2 Hey, I have the SPRQ book too. 😀 is it any good?? 🤔 4mo
squirrelbrain That‘s my TBR shelf @caroline2 - maybe another option for a #buddyread?! 4mo
Caroline2 @squirrelbrain yes!!!! 😃 4mo
squirrelbrain Let‘s get it booked in, and then we can pretend we‘re dead clever and everything, reading ‘Classics‘!! I get the feeling this might be a dippy in and out book rather than read-it-all-at-once so maybe we should set ourselves a ‘chapter plan‘ over a period of time rather than being all loosey-goosey!? What do you think? 4mo
gradcat Hey you—terrific job on the July birthdays!! Kudos! 😘 4mo
squirrelbrain Thanks Minette! @gradcat 😘 4mo
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MissMary
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Please bear with me as I update all the books I‘ve read and couldn‘t post until after my college semester finished.
This book is one of my favorites, I loved reading this. The author‘s ability to make economics this interesting and tie it into crime and other aspects that I wouldn‘t otherwise have noticed in an economic perspective is nothing short of fascinating for me. I would love anyone to recommend any book similar to this.

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Reviewsbylola
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I read this book years ago and was blown away. It‘s wild how the authors can explain so many things that most people have probably never even thought about. It certainly gives you a knew perspective.

#acaseofyou #lilithjuly

tjwill I‘m reading this right now. 5mo
Cinfhen Another missed post 😫 3mo
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ChubbyChipmunk
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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Freakishly mesmerizing

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athejaswi
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Absolutely freaked out..

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Eggbeater
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@Stacy_31 thanks for the tag!

1. Freakonomics
2. Yes
3. Currently reading the Alcoholics Anonymous "Big Book." It comes across as archaic and patriarchal and needs updating. Some of it is relatable and helpful.
4. Maybe a month. Sometimes I can't concentrate when I'm too stressed.
5. @hermyknee @MidnightBookGirl @petersonks15

#wondrouswednesday @Eggs

hermyknee ♥️♥️♥️ 7mo
Eggs #4 !!! Totally understand 7mo
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Christinak
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“What if the Feds found out he had them—perhaps he‘d be indicted too? Besides, what was he supposed to do with the data? Despite his #math background, he had long ago stopped thinking in numbers.”
#QuotsyMar19 #31DaysOfNonFiction

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JLaurenceCohen

The book that put behavioral economics on the map. Full of counter-intuitive ideas.

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midhun.j.zacharia
Freakonomics Rev Ed: (and Other Riddles of Modern Life) | Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
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Finally got around to this little gem! One should definitely read it and try to capture the spirit of curiosity inherent therein.

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Cinfhen
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#NoFemmeber #NonFictionNovember #FreakyFreaks Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner make economics sexy!!! Or so I‘m told 😛 Haven‘t read any but I‘d like too!! I love how the marketing team rebranded the cover for their first book after Freakonomics became such a phenomenon 😂😂

Megabooks I‘ve never read this either, but gradually, I haven‘t wanted to try. Great choice for the prompt!! 12mo
KathyWheeler I liked Freakonomics and economics bores me to tears. I‘m not even sure why I decided to read it. 12mo
Cinfhen I know @KathyWheeler @Megabooks but for some reason I‘m drawn to these books🤷‍♀️ #maybeoneday 12mo
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MoniqueReads305 The film's is good. I haven't read the books yet. 12mo
TrishB I‘m not sure anyone can make economics sexy!! 12mo
LauraBeth I read this when it came out - I only remember it because Emma was 10 months old at the time and we had just moved from NYC to GA - and I don‘t remember a single thing about it! 😂 12mo
Billypar I didn't know there was a film! I never read the books but I like the podcast that Dubner hosts- he's got that gift of being able to look at a something with complex origins and explain it in clear, non-technical terms. 12mo
Cinfhen I was going to say the same thing @Billypar WHAT?? There‘s a movie 🍿???? @MoniqueReads305 That‘s crazzzy!!! Maybe you should see the film @LauraBeth to refresh your memory and @TrishB you might find economics sexy after all 😜 (edited) 12mo
Reviewsbylola Some of this really stuck with me. 12mo
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the_novice_reader
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You may not be interested in numbers, or in economics, or in sociology even but still I would recommend to read this book all the same. It is a gem, a masterpiece. It makes me feel proud and amazed as someone who's into data analytics that how surprising and stunning a story data can tell. How a seemingly chaos of numbers can lead to answers to the questions no one even thought of asking!

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Yemane
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Good old book.

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McGonagall
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1. Freakonomics 2. F. Scott Fitzgerald 3. Fantasia 4. Fried food— seriously, I‘ll eat almost anything if it‘s fried #manicMonday @JoScho

JoScho Thanks for playing 💕 1y
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science_of_success
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"Knowing what to measure and how to measure it makes a complicated world much less so."
- Steven D. Levitt, Freakonomics

#nonfiction #economics #business #science #psychology #freakonomics #quote #stevendlevitt

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confusedengineer
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"If morality represents the ideal world, economics represents the real world"

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confusedengineer
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This book was a wonderful read and just crazy informative. This book gives an untraditional outlook about economics in our life's. It made me retrospect the way I look at the trivial things in life. It had me gobsmacked from the first chapter. Must read for anyone with insatiable curiosity.

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Zaidpass
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Economics with a huge twist. Really interesting stuff and very well written

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taning
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Real life economics, no BS, no complicated models.

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alexismstern
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Loved the books, love the podcast.

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Esawdey
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A great duo of books about the economics of things you don't typically think of as "economic".

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Dragon
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#bookandfruit #splashintosummer. I keep meaning to read this one 😀

monkeygirlsmama It's a surprising fun read. I read it years ago, and then handed it over to my best friend who proceeded to also devour it. 3y
seebiscan I agree! It was a super fun read. They also have a podcast, which is usually entertaining. 3y
Dragon Thanks @monkeygirlsmama @seebiscan this might make a good read for my lunch break at work. I'm currently reading an epistolary novel 3y
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BlueMonday42
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This was a little out of my comfort zone (I have an aversion to books by "experts"--long story) but it forced me to step out and challenge my thinking. I can see why this has become required reading in college Econ classes.

JoeStalksBeck I love these books! 3y
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Housegiffindor
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This book was utterly fascinating, or to borrow Malcom Gladwell's word, dazzling. It tackled so much conventional wisdom in an almost irreverent way, making facts paramount. One of my favorite chapters was the KKK one, not because of the real estate agents but because of how Stetson Kennedy and Superman took them down a notch. The last line of the book was perfect. It left me wanting more! Thank goodness Levitt/Dubner run a podcast and blog too!

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Housegiffindor
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After being an avid fan of the Freakonomics podcast, I jumped at the opportunity to pick up the book! Time to explore "the hidden side of everything."

RadicalReader @Housegiffindor absolutely astounding to look at that photo of the fruit being an orange on the inside but an apple on the outside 3y
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Abby-J
Freakonomics Rev Ed: (and Other Riddles of Modern Life) | Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
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I just tried to put my library card into the ATM. #bookishproblems

Foxyfictionista That library card is beautiful. You should totally be able to get money with it. 😃 3y
LauraBeth 😂😂😂 3y
angrylilasian I love your library card!! 3y
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CrowCAH Your library card is sooo cute! 😍 3y
Smrloomis That card is awesome and also that's really funny. 3y
Abby-J @Foxyfictionista @angrylilasian @CrowCAH @Smrloomis Thanks. They had a few different ones to choose from. Owls were definitely the best choice. 3y
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ZoeyPeacock
Freakonomics Rev Ed: (and Other Riddles of Modern Life) | Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
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4 of 5. If you like Malcolm McDowell, you'll like this. It gets a lot of crap for not having a unifying theme, but just think of it as the short story version of non fiction. Next up? Show Me the Numbers by Stephen Few.

LeahBergen Who is the sleepy head? 😂 3y
Zelma First, I love your quilt and the dog! Second, we also still get Nat Geo subscription. And last, I totally agree. I actually listened to this on audio on a long car trip and it worked really well. Pretty much long essays in between music. 3y
anggunpw I love writing of this duo, other good book from them is Think like a freak. I recommend that!! 3y
melissanorr I enjoyed Freakonomics as well. It was interesting and different while also making me look at things I hadn't thought of before. 3y
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ZoeyPeacock

Started this last night....

JonathanDunne First impression? 3y
melbeautyandbooks Very interesting read. 3y
Magpiegem I loved this book and was so excited we he started the podcast too! 3y
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Blueberry I like it on audio. 3y
ZoeyPeacock @JonathanDunne I'm about 1/4 way through even with crazy work and school. Fast, interesting book. I didn't know about the podcast! 3y
Dylangrrl @ZoeyPeacock - so glad the podcast is on Audible now. It's awesome!! 3y
books.reader Tiffany you are awesome 3y
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jdtchicago

If you both own a gun and a swimming pool in your backyard, the swimming pool is about 100 times more likely to kill a child than the gun is.

Grimscythe Loooove this quote. 3y
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WendyG

I read this many years ago. Loved the podcast so jumped at the chance to read the book.

MrBook Ditto on all counts 😁🙌🏻! #KindredSpirits. And welcome to @Litsy ! We hope you enjoy your stay, I think you'll like it here 😎👍🏻. 3y
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Dragon
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Due to my almost complete lack of bookshelves some of my stacks are horizontal. These beauties were purchased at the Raise-A-Reader booksale. These are still tbr #bookstacks

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LFox
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Thoroughly enjoying Freakonomics and its unique anecdotes!

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BBooks
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Most interesting economic book I have ever read.

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ZNerdyPants

The extreme job comparisons are phenomenal. Totes worth the read!

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Connie
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Which book to start 🤔 courtesy of @kaitlyn 's haul today 🌟

kaitlyn Yay free books! 4y
jeff The one you tagged is my choice. Eye-opening and fun! 4y
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