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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
More than a decade after it ushered in a flood of “everything you know is wrong” imitators, Freakonomics still holds up. Through nine case studies, self-described rogue economist Steven D. Levitt illustrates his theory that just about every aspect of modern life can be explained by studying moral and social incentives. Coauthor Stephen J. Dubner narrates the thought-provoking book with the casualness of an armchair philosopher, communicating complex and data-heavy concepts with disarming ease. It’s like participating in a college seminar held around a cozy fire.