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SuperFreakonomics LP: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling more than four million copies.
Now Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with SuperFreakonomics, and fans and newcomers alike will find that this freakquel is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first.
SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, with such questions as:
- How is a street prostitute like a department-store Santa?
- What's the best way to catch a terrorist?
- What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common?
- Are people hardwired for altruism or selfishness?
- Can eating kangaroo save the planet?
Levitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else, whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex has fallen so drastically.
About the Author
Steven D. Levitt is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and a recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to the most influential economist under the age of forty. He is also founder of The Greatest Good, a company that applies Freakonomic principles to philanthropy and business.
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