[Levitt and Dubner's] clever juxtapositions, the way they consistently mine illuminating truths by contrasting seemingly unrelated topics, is what makes Freakonomics a romp of a read. . . . Freakonomics is a splendid book, full of unlikely but arresting historical details that distinguish the authors from the run of pop social scientists. --New York Times on FREAKONOMICS
If Indiana Jones were an economist, he d be Steven Levitt. . . . Mr. Levitt is famous not as a master of dry technical arcana but as a maverick treasure hunter who relies for success on his wit, pluck and disregard for conventional wisdom. His genius is to take a seemingly meaningless set of numbers, ferret out the telltale pattern and recognize what it means . . . Freakonomics reads like a detective novel. . . . Criticizing Freakonomics would be like criticizing a hot fudge sundae. --Wall Street Journal on FREAKONOMICS
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Freakonomics lived on the New York Times bestseller list for an astonishing two years. Now authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with more iconoclastic insights and observations in SuperFreakonomics—the long awaited follow-up to their New York Times Notable blockbuster. Based on revolutionary research and original studies SuperFreakonomics promises to once again challenge our view of the way the world really works.