When To Rob A Bank: ...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants by Steven D. LevittWhen To Rob A Bank: ...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants by Steven D. Levitt

When To Rob A Bank: ...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants

bySteven D. Levitt

Hardcover | May 5, 2015

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Why do educated women get fewer responses on online dating websites? Is buying local food economically efficient? Does bribing kids improve their performance on school tests?

Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, the quirky geniuses behind Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics and Think Like a Freak, are back at it. For the last ten years, they’ve used the tools of economics to answer some of our most unanswerable questions on the Freakonomics.com blog. Here, for the first time, the very best of their more than 8,000 posts are together in a single place. We learn why it’s so hard to predict the Kentucky Derby, why babies born in summer tend to score lower on standardized tests, and why rich people tend to be happier than poor people, but rich countries no happier than poor ones. When to Rob a Bank showcases the brilliance that has made Levitt and Dubner an international sensation, and the eloquence and wit that has always made them such a joy to read.

STEVEN LEVITTis a Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and an editor ofThe Journal of Political Economy. In January 2004 the American Economic Association awarded him the John Bates Clark medal, a prize honouring the economist under 40 who made the greatest contribution to the discipline.STEPHEN J. DUBNERis the author of...
Title:When To Rob A Bank: ...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended RantsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:400 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.25 inPublished:May 5, 2015Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable I enjoyed this book, but not as much as Freakonomics or Super Freakonomics. Still, it's a fun read if you haven't already read the blog posts.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes You Think I love Freakonomics, and this one is as fun as the others. Could be repetitive if you read the blog faithfully.
Date published: 2017-05-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Read!! A great book to read when your short on time. If you've enjoyed past books by Dubner and Levitt, you'll love these short articles taken from there blog.
Date published: 2017-01-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Collage of Freakonomics Blogs! Enjoyable and quick read of 131 blogs from Freakonomics' creators Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt taken from their website and pod-casts over the last 10 years.. The chapters are short and light as the authors take us on a journey through many topics with the common theme that incentives motivate people. Loved it. Cannot wait for the next book.
Date published: 2016-02-18