Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Is a gun more dangerous than a swimming pool? How much of an impact do parents really have on a child’s life? Did the legalization of abortion lead to a sharp decrease in crime?
These aren’t typical questions about economics, but then Steven Levitt isn’t your typical economist. Together with award-winning writer and journalist Stephen Dubner, Levitt wrote Freakonomics as a way to explore the hidden side of everything from gangs and real-estate agents to cheating and the Ku Klux Klan.