By Steve D. Levitt
That is extra harmful: a gun or a swimming pool?What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?How a lot do mom and dad actually matter? those would possibly not sound like normal questions for an economist to invite. yet Steven D. Levitt isn't really a standard economist. He stories the riddles of daily life from dishonest and crime to parenting and activities and reaches conclusions that flip traditional knowledge on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration among Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award successful writer and journalist. They got down to discover the internal workings of a crack gang, the reality approximately genuine property brokers, the secrets and techniques of the Ku Klux Klan, and masses extra. via forceful storytelling and wry perception, they exhibit that economics is, at root, the examine of incentives how humans get what they need or desire, specifically whilst folks wish or want an identical thing."
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