Author: Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Series: Follow-up to Freakonomics
Paperback: 256 pages
ISBN: 0713999918
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Economics seems from the outside to be exceptionally dull and boring. What happens though if you try and apply the ideas from economics to more interesting topics? The answer, a whole new area called Freakonomics. In this their second book on the subject Levitt and Dubner use economics to tell us such varied and interesting things as why prostitutes are like department store Santas, why suicide bombers should buy life insurance and many many more interesting but often counter intuitive facts about modern life.