When to Rob a Bank When to Rob a Bank

When to Rob a Bank

...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants

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Publisher Description

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the landmark book Freakonomics comes this curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the universe. It’s the perfect solution for the millions of readers who love all things Freakonomics. Surprising and erudite, eloquent and witty, When to Rob a Bank demonstrates the brilliance that has made the Freakonomics guys an international sensation, with more than 7 million books sold in 40 languages, and 150 million downloads of their Freakonomics Radio podcast.

When Freakonomics was first published, the authors started a blog—and they’ve kept it up. The writing is more casual, more personal, even more outlandish than in their books. In When to Rob a Bank, they ask a host of typically off-center questions: Why don’t flight attendants get tipped? If you were a terrorist, how would you attack? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken?

Over the past decade, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have published more than 8,000 blog posts on the Freakonomics website. Many of them, they freely admit, were rubbish. But now they’ve gone through and picked the best of the best. You’ll discover what people lie about, and why; the best way to cut gun deaths; why it might be time for a sex tax; and, yes, when to rob a bank. (Short answer: never; the ROI is terrible.) You’ll also learn a great deal about Levitt and Dubner’s own quirks and passions, from gambling and golf to backgammon and the abolition of the penny. 

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2015
May 5
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
William Morrow
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.9
MB

Customer Reviews

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Superwriters

I can always sit down and read a book by these guys. Its always attention grabbing, hard to put down and the truth IS the truth.

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Pales in comparison to Freakonomics

I enjoyed Freakonomics so much that this was a let down when I bought it hoping for a strong follow up effort

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Not the same or as good as their other books

Even though I read the description of what this book was, I thought it was going to be more interesting.

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