Freakonomics

A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141928735

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Cult bestseller, new buzz word... Freakonomics is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, Freakonomics will make you see the familiar world through a completely original lens.

Freakonomics

A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Economics

Page: 242

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Modern life can be baffling and chaotic. Is there any way of making sense of it? The answer, explains groundbreaking thinker Steven Levitt, lies in economics. Not ordinary economics, but freakonomics. It is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. away the jargon and calculations of the experts' to explore the riddles of everyday life and examine topics such as: how chips are more likely to kill you than murder or a terrorist attack; why sportsmen cheat and how fraud can be spotted; why violent crime can be linked not to gun laws, policing or poverty, but to abortion; why a road is more efficient when everyone travels at 20mph; how the name you give your child can give them an advantage in later life; and what really causes obesity epidemics. Ultimately, he shows us that economics is all about how people get what they want, and what makes them do it. contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, Freakonomics will make you see the familiar world through a completely original lens.

Freakonomics

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061956279

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 8611

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Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much heralded scholar who studies the stuff and riddles of everyday life-; from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing-; and whose conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head. He usually begins with a mountain of data and a simple, unasked question. Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish quality. Thus the new field of study contained in this book: freakonomics. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and co-author Stephen J. 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 set out to explore the hidden side of ... well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher. The secrets of the Ku Klux Klan. What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world, despite a surfeit of obfuscation, complication, and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not unknowable, and-; if the right questions are asked-; is even more intriguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking. Steven Levitt, through devilishly clever and clear-eyed thinking, shows how to seethrough all the clutter. Freakonomics establishes this unconventional premise: If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work. It is true that readers of this book will be armed with enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties. But Freakonomics can provide more than that. It will literally redefine the way we view the modern world.

Wirtschaft für Dummies

Author: Sean Masaki Flynn

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527802630

Category: Political Science

Page: 396

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Angebot und Nachfrage, Rezession und Inflation sind Begriffe, die täglich und nicht nur im Wirtschaftsteil der Tageszeitung auftauchen. Aber was verbirgt sich hinter diesen Begriffen? Und was versteht man unter Makro- und Mikroökonomie? Welche Faktoren führen zu einer Inflation, warum gibt es Rezessionen und, last but not least, warum lieben Ökonomen freie Märkte und Konkurrenz? Sean Masaki Flynn gibt die Antworten zu diesen Fragen und bringt Ihnen damit die Grundzüge der Wirtschaft näher.

Was der Hund sah

Cesar Millan und das Geheimnis der Bewegung

Author: Malcolm Gladwell

Publisher: Campus Verlag

ISBN: 3593421925

Category: Social Science

Page: 22

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Cesar Millan ist der legendärste und bekannteste Hundeflüsterer der Welt. Selbst die bissigsten Dauerkläffer werden unter seinem Einfluss zu sanften Schoßhündchen. Doch immer wieder zeigt Millan mit seiner Arbeit: Das eigentliche Problem ist nicht der Hund, sondern der Mensch. Hunde brauchen Sicherheit und Struktur - ganz ähnlich wie Menschen in Beziehungen auch. Anders als bei Menschen, die allzuoft glauben, "es sei doch alles gesagt", funktioniert die Kommunikation mit Hunden nicht verbal, sondern über Körperhaltung, Stimmlage, klare Gesten. Und auch darauf reagieren wir Menschen intuitiv ganz genauso wie Hunde - nur dass es uns meist gar nicht bewusst wird. Malcolm Gladwells spannende Geschichte macht deutlich, wie sehr wir davon profitieren, "auf den Hund zu kommen" und uns die Tipps von Experten wie Cesar Millan zu Nutze zu machen. Lesen Sie die Titel-Geschichte aus Gladwells unterhaltsamer, gleichnamiger Sammlung!

Summary of Steven D. Levitt’s Freakonomics by Milkyway Media

Author: Milkyway Media

Publisher: Milkyway Media

ISBN: N.A

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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (2005) details the unexpected ways that moral, social, and economic incentives influence social outcomes. Incentives are factors that influence the choices an individual or group makes; a driver is incentivized to keep the speed limit, for example, by the desire to avoid getting a speeding ticket... Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.

Freakonomics LP POD

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: HarperLP

ISBN: 9780060896379

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 311

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Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He is a much heralded scholar who studies the stuff and riddles of everyday life—from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing—and whose conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head. He usually begins with a mountain of data and a simple, unasked question. Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish quality. Thus the new field of study contained in this book: freakonomics. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and co-author Stephen J. 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 set out to explore the hidden side of ... well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher. The secrets of the Ku Klux Klan. What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world, despite a surfeit of obfuscation, complication, and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not unknowable, and—if the right questions are asked—is even more intriguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking. Steven Levitt, through devilishly clever and clear-eyed thinking, shows how to see through all the clutter. Freakonomics establishes this unconventional premise: If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work. It is true that readers of this book will be armed with enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties. But Freakonomics can provide more than that. It will literally redefine the way we view the modern world.

Think like a Freak

Andersdenker erreichen mehr im Leben

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: Riemann Verlag

ISBN: 3641133793

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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Die Entlarvung der typischen Denkirrtümer Alltagsprobleme haben oft ganz andere Ursachen als gemeinhin vermutet. Und deshalb muss man, um sie wirklich zu lösen, einen überraschenden Weg einschlagen. Mit dieser Erkenntnis aus ihrem Bestseller Freakonomics haben Levitt und Dubner weltweit Aufsehen erregt. In diesem Buch führen sie alles, was sie an ihren Fallgeschichten gelernt haben, zu einem praktischen Toolkit zusammen. Das Denken-wie-ein-Freak bewährt sich überall: wenn Sie die eigenen Talente (oder Defizite) optimal in beruflichen Erfolg umsetzen, die Schulleistungen Ihrer Kinder nachhaltig verbessern und auch noch, wenn Sie Ihre Kinder dazu bringen wollen, Sie später im Alter im Pflegeheim zu besuchen. Think Like a Freak ist wieder ein unterhaltsames Feuerwerk brillanter Ideen. Diesmal aber mit unmittelbarem Praxisnutzen.

Was macht uns schlauer?

Die führenden Wissenschaftler unserer Zeit über neue Strategien, unser Wissen zu erweitern

Author: John Brockman

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104026610

Category: Social Science

Page: 512

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Der große Visionär, Wissenschaftsaktivist und Literaturagent John Brockmann hat den führenden Köpfen aus unterschiedlichsten Disziplinen die Frage gestellt, welche neuen wissenschaftlichen Konzepte und Ideen unser Wissen wesentlich erweitern werden. Hierbei sind die Naturwissenschaften ebenso wie die Philosophie, die Künste und die Rechts- und die Wirtschaftswissenschaften angesprochen. Eine spannende Debatte u. a. mit Daniel Kahneman, Richard Dawkins, Brian Eno, J. Craig Venter, Martin Rees, Ernst Pöppel, Gerd Gigerenzer, Nicholas Christakis, Lisa Randall, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Steven Pinker und George Dyson. »Man muss Brockman und den Wissenschaftlern dankbar sein. Viel zu selten werden Fragen diskutiert, die an unserem Selbstverständnis als Mensch rütteln oder Überzeugungen und mit ihnen Deutungshoheiten und Herrschaftsstrukturen in Frage stellen.« Deutschlandradio Kultur

Ich bin so Fry

Meine goldenen Jahre

Author: Stephen Fry

Publisher: Aufbau Digital

ISBN: 3841203248

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 541

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„Eine der besten Autobiographien, die ich je gelesen habe.“ J. K. Rowling Er hat mehr Anhänger als der Dalai Lama (bei Twitter). Prince Charles nennt ihn einen „mopsfidelen Mimen“. Er lebt das Leben von zehn Universalgenies. Er ist das Flaggschiff des britischen Humors. Auch hierzulande warten seine zahlreichen Fans sehnsüchtig auf dieses Buch, das in England das Ereignis des Jahres war. Darin erzählt Stephen Fry von seinen prägenden Jahren zwischen College und Comedy: offen, witzig, brillant. – „Der schmerzhaft ehrliche Versuch, die Maske fortzureißen.“ Observer „Er mag es, seinen Enthusiasmus auf andere zu übertragen – das liebe ich an ihm.“ Kenneth Branagh „Der wird niemals glücklich werden, wenn der immer so höflich ist.“ John Cleese

Freakonomics

un economista politicamente incorrecto explora el lado oculto de lo que nos afecta

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: ZETA BOLSILLO

ISBN: 9788498723311

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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Comprobando que el estudio de la economía puede explicar cómo se relacionan fenómenos distintos, este bestseller internacional establece una nueva manera de ver al mundo. los autores explican el lado escondido de todo, desde crímenes violentos y nombres d

From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics

The Shifting Boundaries between Economics and other Social Sciences

Author: Ben Fine,Dimitris Milonakis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134099363

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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Is or has economics ever been the imperial social science? Could or should it ever be so? These are the central concerns of this book. It involves a critical reflection on the process of how economics became the way it is, in terms of a narrow and intolerant orthodoxy, that has, nonetheless, increasingly directed its attention to appropriating the subject matter of other social sciences through the process termed "economics imperialism". In other words, the book addresses the shifting boundaries between economics and the other social sciences as seen from the confines of the dismal science, with some reflection on the responses to the economic imperialists by other disciplines. Significantly, an old economics imperialism is identified of the "as if market" style most closely associated with Gary Becker, the public choice theory of Buchanan and Tullock and cliometrics. But this has given way to a more "revolutionary" form of economics imperialism associated with the information-theoretic economics of Akerlof and Stiglitz, and the new institutional economics of Coase, Wiliamson and North. Embracing one "new" field after another, economics imperialism reaches its most extreme version in the form of "freakonomics", the economic theory of everything on the basis of the most shallow principles. By way of contrast and as a guiding critical thread, a thorough review is offered of the appropriate principles underpinning political economy and its relationship to social science, and how these have been and continue to be deployed. The case is made for political economy with an interdisciplinary character, able to bridge the gap between economics and other social sciences, and draw upon and interrogate the nature of contemporary capitalism.

Think Like a Freak

Secrets of the Rogue Economist

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1846147565

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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From the rule-breaking authors of international bestsellers Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics, this is the ultimate guide to how to Think Like a Freak The Freakonomics books have come to stand for something: challenging conventional wisdom; using data rather than emotion to answer questions; and learning to unravel the world's secret codes. Now Levitt and Dubner have gathered up what they have learned and turned it into a readable and practical toolkit for thinking differently - thinking, that is, like a Freak. Whether you are interested in the best way to improve your odds in penalty kicks, or in major global reforms, here is a blueprint for an entirely new way to solve problems. Along the way, you'll learn how the techniques of a Japanese hot-dog-eating champion can help you, the reason an Australian doctor swallowed a batch of dangerous bacteria, why Nigerian e-mail scammers make a point of saying they're from Nigeria, and why Van Halen's demanding tour contract banning brown M&Ms was really a safety measure. You'll learn why sometimes it's best to put away your moral compass, and smarter to think like a child. You will be given a master class in incentives-because for better or worse, incentives rule our world. And you will learn to quit before you fail, because you can't solve tomorrow's problem if you aren't willing to abandon today's dud. Levitt and Dubner see the world like no one else. Now you can too. Never before have such iconoclastic thinkers been so revealing - and so much fun to read.

Valuepack: Microeconomics

International Edition/ Freakonomics

Author: Robert S. Pindyck,Daniel L. Rubinfeld,Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9781405883283

Category:

Page: N.A

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This Value Pack consists of Microeconomics: International Edition, 6/e by Pindyck/Rubinfeld (ISBN: 9780131860261); Freakonomics, 1/e (ISBN: 9780131912076)

Freakonomics - Il calcolo dell'incalcolabile

Author: Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Publisher: SPERLING & KUPFER

ISBN: 8873392148

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Cosa succede quando la scienza si vuole immischiare nei problemi della sociologia, della psicologia o della politica? Si scopre un lato nascosto davvero... stupefacente.

Das Risiko und sein Preis

Skin in the Game

Author: Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH

ISBN: 3641234522

Category: Social Science

Page: 384

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Warum wir nur denen vertrauen sollten, die etwas zu verlieren haben Stehen wir für die Risiken ein, die wir verursachen? Zu viele der Menschen, die auf der Welt Macht und Einfluss haben, so Nassim Nicholas Taleb, müssen nicht wirklich den Kopf hinhalten für das, was sie tun und veranlassen. Intellektuelle, Journalisten, Bürokraten, Banker, ihnen vor allem wirft er vor, kein »Skin in the Game« zu haben. Weil sie den Preis nicht bezahlen müssen, wenn sie irren, fällen sie schlechte Entscheidungen. Taleb zeigt anhand vieler Beispiele, wie »Skin in the Game«, ein fundamentales Konzept des Risikomanagements, auf alle Bereiche unseres Lebens übertragen werden kann. Sein neues Buch, so provozierend und bahnbrechend wie »Der Schwarze Schwan«, fordert uns heraus, alles, was wir über Risiko und Verantwortung in Politik, Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft zu wissen glauben, neu zu denken.

Freakonomics: En vildsint ekonom förklarar det moderna livets gåtor

Author: Stephen J. Dubner,Steven D. Levitt

Publisher: Volante

ISBN: 9187419467

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 482

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Missa inte nya boken från Levitt och Dubner – Tänk som ett freak. I butik september 2014. Vad är farligast, en revolver eller en swimmingpool? Vad har skollärare och sumobrottare gemensamt? Varför bor knarklangare fortfarande hemma hos sina mammor? Det här kanske inte låter som typiska frågor som en ekonom eller journalist ställer sig. Men Steven D. Levitt är ingen typisk ekonom. Och Stephen J. Dubner är ingen vanlig journalist. Tillsammans är de hjärnorna bakom Freakonomics – och allt började med den här boken. Freakonomics har sålt i sex miljoner exemplar världen över, blivit en prisbelönt dokumentärfilm och en podcast med fem miljoner lyssnare varje månad. Levitt och Dubner har visat att världen alltid är intressantare än vi tror; allt som krävs är att vi ställer de rätta frågorna. »Chicagoekonomen Steven D. Levitt använder siffror och tabeller ungefär som Janne Josefsson använder mikrofon och kamera.« —Jan Gradvall »Om Indiana Jones var en ekonom skulle han vara Steven Levitt ... Att kritisera Freakonomics skulle vara som att kritisera glass med varm kolasås.« —Wall Steet Journal »En bok som faktiskt får en att se på omvärlden på ett nytt sätt.« —Sydsvenskan »Steven Levitt är den mest intressanta tänkaren i USA ... Förbered dig på att bli bländad.« —Malcolm Gladwell