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by Steven D. Levitt

Free eBook SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance download ISBN: 0060889586
Author: Steven D. Levitt
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks; Reprint edition (May 24, 2011)
Language: English
Pages: 320
Category: Work and perfomance
Subcategory: Economics
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Steven D. Levitt, a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, given to the most influential American economist under forty. He is also a founder of The Greatest Good, which applies Freakonomics-style thinking to business and philanthropy.

Now Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with Superfreakonomics, a freakquel even bolder, funnier, and more . Dubner return with Superfreakonomics, a freakquel even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first. 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!).

Doctors should be forbidden to wear ordinary ties, as these collect pathogens and are rarely laundered.

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Includes bibliographical references and index.

by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner. You're not going to master the rest of your life in one day. Just relax. Master the day. Than just keep doing that every day. ― Anonymous.

Steven D. Dubner return with Superfreakonomics, and fans and newcomers alike will find that the freakquel is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first. SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Can eating kangaroo save the planet? Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else.

D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner, London: Penguin Books, 2009. After a four-year wait since Freakonomics (2005) gained. acclaim, economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen. Dubner released their reprise, Superfreakonomics, in 2009. Again, the authors make bold use of the ‘economic.

I’ve been reading the book SuperFreakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Like its predecessor, Freakonomics by the same authors, SuperFreakonomics is unputdownable once you start reading. I’ve been reading the book SuperFreakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. Like its predecessor, Freakonomics by the same authors, SuperFreakonomics is unputdownable once you start reading it. What’s great about this book is that it argues against many things we believe to be true.

It is a sequel to Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything.

Freakonomics lived on the New York Times bestseller list for an astonishing two years. Now authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insights and observations in SuperFreakonomics—the long awaited follow-up to their New York Times Notable blockbuster. Based on revolutionary research and original studies SuperFreakonomics promises to once again challenge our view of the way the world really works.

User reviews
JoJolar
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.
Mall
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..
Мох
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.
Silverbrew
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.
Wooden Purple Romeo
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.
Chuynopana
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.