What’s more dangerous, driving drunk or walking drunk?
What’s the best way to catch a terrorist?
Can a sex change boost your salary?
The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation. Now, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with SuperFreakonomics, and fans and newcomers alike will find that the “freakquel” is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first.
SuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again, exploring the hidden side of everything with such questions as: How is a street prostitute like a department store Santa? Who adds more value: a pimp or a Realtor? What do hurricanes, heart attacks, and highway deaths have in common? Did TV cause a rise in crime? Can eating kangaroo meat save the planet?
Whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex has fallen so drastically, Levitt and Dubner show the world for what it really isgood, bad, ugly, and, in the final analysis, superfreaky.
STEVEN D. LEVITT is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and a recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to the most influential economist under the age of forty. He is also a founder of The Greatest Good, a company that applies Freakonomic principles to philanthropy and business.
STEPHEN J. DUBNER, a former writer and editor at The New York Times, is the author of Turbulent Souls (Choosing My Religion), Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, and the children’s book The Boy with Two Belly Buttons. He is also the host of Freakonomics Radio
“DELIGHTFUL…. TIMELY AND IMPORTANT.” – THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
“Intoxicatingly readable.”-The Washington Post
“Levitt and Dubner present a view of the world that is both fun and profound.” -The Philadelphia Inquirer
“Intriguing…. Brave, bracing, and beautifully contrarian. Don’t go to the watercooler without it.” — New York Post