Book Discussion on Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores

Steven Levitt talked about the book he co-wrote, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, published by… read more

Steven Levitt talked about the book he co-wrote, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, published by William Morrow. Steven Levitt applied the study of economics to everyday life in his book which he co-authored with Stephen Dubner, and examined the statistics of violent crime rate, poverty, and parenting. After analyzing data from Chicago drug-dealing gangs, he concluded that their corporate structure was similar to that of McDonald’s, where the salaries range from a six-figure income to below minimum wage. During the presentation he answered questions from the audience. close

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Book Discussion on Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores

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Jun 5, 2005
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Nov 25, 2005

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  • Jun 05, 2005 | 7:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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