Freakonomics

Freakonomics - "Freakonomics"Freakonomics is a book of...

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“Freakonomics” “Freakonomics” is a book of articles, which start with a large amount of data and an unasked question. These questions look at parts of economics that have never been researched before. They take an economic even and look at the hidden side of that event. In these articles the authors study the incentives of how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. Each article compares two completely different examples and connects them economically. This book contains six articles which are: Discovering cheating as applied to teachers and sumo wrestlers, Information control as applied to the Ku Klux Klan and real-estate agents, The economics of drug dealing including the surprisingly low earnings and abject working conditions of crack cocaine dealers, The controversial role legalized abortion has played in reducing crime, The negligible effects of good parenting on education, and The socioeconomic patterns of naming children. For example in the chapter regarding coke dealers the
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course H 110.3 taught by Professor Selfe during the Spring '08 term at Ohio State.

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