SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

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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.

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43 reviews
William Pflueger
July 28, 2015
I always like books that allow me to see a new and interesting side to the world. In SuperFreakonomics Steven Levitt continues his fascinating journey of the everyday and sometimes mundane world through the eyes of an economist. This book allows readers to get an accurate grasp about the scale of events, like failed terrorist attempt, on everyday life. He does this by providing insightful facts and statistics all while clearly explaining how they involve everyone. On every page of this book I learn something new. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about anything. The only sticking point about how this book is written is that there are some tangents that bring the reader off the main point of the chapter. But even the tangents are interesting and insightful. This is a great book.
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Andy Martone
July 3, 2017
Their insane defense of patent trolls made me question their judgement on everything else they've ever written.
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Narendra Patwardhan
September 27, 2018
A very very good book
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About the author

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.Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning journalist and radio and TV personality, has worked for the New York Times and published three non-Freakonomics books. He is the host of Freakonomics Radio and Tell Me Something I Don't Know.

Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He quit his first career—as an almost rock star—to become a writer. He has since taught English at Columbia, worked for The New York Times, and published three non-Freakonomics books.

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