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by STEPHEN J./DUBNER STEPHEN J. DUBNER

eBook Superfreakonomics download ISBN: 8483068737
Author: STEPHEN J./DUBNER STEPHEN J. DUBNER
Publisher: Debate (2010)
Language: Spanish
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Category: Political
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Stephen Joseph Dubner (born August 26, 1963) is an award-winning author, journalist, and podcast and radio host

Stephen Joseph Dubner (born August 26, 1963) is an award-winning author, journalist, and podcast and radio host. He is co-author of the popular Freakonomics book series and host of Freakonomics Radio, which gets 15 million global monthly downloads and is heard by millions more on public radio stations throughout the United States

In a special holiday episode, Stephen Dubner and Angela Duckworth take turns asking each other questions about charisma, wealth vs. intellect, and (of course) grit

In a special holiday episode, Stephen Dubner and Angela Duckworth take turns asking each other questions about charisma, wealth vs. intellect, and (of course) grit. Why Is This Man Running for President? (Ep. 362 Update).

It is a sequel to Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the.

And Dubner found that Levitt wasn’t a human slide rule

Levitt, who had just won the John Bates Clark Medal (awarded every two years to the best American economist under forty), had lately been interviewed by many journalists and found that their thinking wasn’t very. robust, as an economist might say. But Levitt decided that Dubner wasn’t a complete idiot. And Dubner found that Levitt wasn’t a human slide rule.

For Steven Levitt, the professional economist of the Freakonomics duo (Stephen Dubner is a magazine writer), the equivalent of the dingy clubs were the academic economic journals in which he tried out his theories in the decade or more before the first book came out. That book wa. . That book was already a selection of his greatest hits and the quality control was assured

Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and TV and radio personality.

Stephen J. In addition to "Freakonomics," "SuperFreakonomics," and "Think Like a Freak," his books include "Turbulent Souls" (also published as "Choosing My Religion"), "Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper," and "The Boy With Two Belly Buttons," a children's book.

Read Freakonomics, by Stephen . ubner, Steven . evitt online on Bookmate – Which is more . Thus the new field of study contained in this book: Freakonomics

Read Freakonomics, by Stephen . evitt online on Bookmate – Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do dru. 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 o.The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and TV and radio personality

Stephen J. In addition to Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, his books include Turbulent Souls Choosing My Religion, Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, and the children’s book The Boy With Two Belly Buttons. His journalism has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Time, and has been anthologized in The Best American Sports Writing, The Best American Crime Writing, and elsewhere.

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Comments: (7)
lacki
Pimps versus real-estate agents? Prostitutes versus Santa? The authors apply much the same economic logic to much the same counter-intuitive mashups as in the original publishing smash FREAKONOMICS, but with diminished returns to my way of thinking. Read FREAKONOMICS first, then this one, which you should not expect to surpass the original.
Ylonean
very interesting to read, although not so helpful in self-improvements, still fun!
While reading I just keep thinking to myself, a lot of these conclusions were based on the law of large numbers, so a lot of more likely/less likely in there(if you know what I mean). I mean even if the percentage of occurrence of one thing is 1% higher than the other, you can say that's more likely to happen. But I personally think sometimes that's not anything worth concluding.
The author of the black swan will probably oppose a lot of the conclusions made in this book since they don't count outliers..
Hurus
Interesting and such a fun book, but surely you don't believe everything you read ? Here is a different perspective on several different sociologic topics important to our society. Many of its' tenets will be difficult to prove conclusively, but it is an eye opening look at counter-intuitive consequences of economic incentives. Overall ,the theme of intended consequences and surprising effects of various public policies holds true and makes for a compelling read.
Gholbirius
The reason I do like this book is simple: the best economics is all about practical theory and applications, the original economists were trying to solve very simple problem such as how to keep people from abusing the common, is there enough food to go around, etc.

But, there are several problems with his book:
The writing style/prose editing suggest readers with a short attention span, every time I get started on a topic it switches to another topic (the chapters have several subtopics and points seamlessly intermixed). The author's self-awareness of their success from the 1st book is painfully aware in this one, the sequel. For those in the sciences it is well known that a thesis is only as good as the data collected; and much of the authors data is from small sample sizes they go on the claim as irrefutable law (most contentious is the abortion and the crime rate correlation from the 1st book), which makes their hypothesis always...questionable; and for those critical of the Freakonimics series is their main argument against them.

In the end the book does what they probably intend, makes economics a philosophy relevant for the masses again. This book presents people with material for conversation and debate after dinner with friends and family. No longer something for government committees and corporations board of directors, economics is back to its practical roots. Bit these books are just that, not necessarily critical study but contrary based investigation of some interesting and important questions, insisting that dialogue and further inquiry of the selected subject matters occur.
Kipabi
If you enjoyed Freakonomics (or you've a thing for trivia), you'll like this one; it's more of the same.
The authors go about explaining why a simple, intuitive or knee-jerk understanding of the whys and hows of our world is often mistaken and why. And they do it with a sense of humor, providing amusing and interesting real-life & historical examples (although nothing, in my opinion, will ever quite live up to the drug dealers of the last volume!).
All in all, this qualifies as a sort of non-fiction "beach read." Econ-lite.

So why 3 stars?
I read this on Kindle, and somehow one of the charts was missing (another chart from another section of the book appeared in its place), so if shoddy e-editing drives you nuts. . . maybe avoid the Kindle edition.
Dikus
Perhaps expected more enlitenment than presented. The first book Freakonomics was interesting read.
However, this book has additional facts but not much in enlightening department. Maybe there is no
more thunder after the first book. I found the read to be bordering on boaring and as compared to the
first booka sore dissapointment. Well better luck next time guys.