By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
The New York Times best-selling Freakonomics was once a global sensation, promoting over 4 million copies in thirty-five languages and altering the best way we glance on the international. Now, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner go back with SuperFreakonomics, and enthusiasts and newbies alike will locate that the freakquel is even bolder, funnier, and extra brilliant than the first.
Four years within the making, SuperFreakonomics asks not just the harsh questions, however the unforeseen ones: What's extra harmful, using inebriated or strolling under the influence of alcohol? Why is chemotherapy prescribed so frequently if it's so useless? Can a intercourse swap improve your salary?
SuperFreakonomics demanding situations the way in which we expect over again, exploring the hidden facet of every thing with such questions as:
* How is a road prostitute like a department-store Santa?
* Why are medical professionals so undesirable at washing their hands?
* How a lot solid do automobile seats do?
* What's tips on how to capture a terrorist?
* Did television reason an increase in crime?
* What do hurricanes, middle assaults, and street deaths have in common?
* Are humans hard-wired for altruism or selfishness?
* Can consuming kangaroo retailer the planet?
* Which provides extra worth: a pimp or a Realtor?
Levitt and Dubner combine shrewdpermanent pondering and nice storytelling like nobody else, even if investigating an answer to worldwide warming or explaining why the cost of oral intercourse has fallen so greatly. through studying how humans reply to incentives, they convey the realm for what it truly is – stable, undesirable, gruesome, and, within the bottom line, tremendous freaky.
Freakonomics has been imitated time and again over – yet basically now, with SuperFreakonomics, has it met its match.