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Genres :Non-Fiction , Science , Economics
Published By : William Morrow
Published On : Oct 17, 2006
ISBN : 0061234001 (ISBN13: 9780061234002)
Format :Hardcover
Language :English
No. of pages : 320
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    “Morality, it could be argued, represents the way that people would like the world to work, wheareas economics represents how it actually does work.”
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    “The conventional wisdom is often wrong.”
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    “Information is a beacon, a cudgel, an olive branch, a deterrent--all depending on who wields it and how.”
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    “As W.C. Fields once said: a thing worth having is a thing worth cheating for.”
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    “An incentive is a bullet, a key: an often tiny object with astonishing power to change a situation”
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  • An eye-opening, and most interesting, approach to the world.

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  • As to whether the book will change the way we look at the world, of course we can't be sure. But it will change it for a while: it'll stop you trusting too much to your prejudices, or the easy option of open-and-shut thinking. Such as: "Economics is boring."

    Mar 31, 2006 Read full review
  • Freakonomics is a brilliant, but annoying, book. It entertains and provokes...

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  • ...it's very interesting, but it's not what I call economics. Freakonomics is a brilliant, but annoying, book. It entertains and provokes...

    Jul 23, 2005 Read full review
  • Just be aware that much of what you are reading is not driven by the data, but rather by an effort to be dazzling.

    May 19, 2008 Read full review
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