When to Rob a Bank

...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants
Original Publish Date: May 05, 2015
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Released: May 05, 2015
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In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the landmark book Freakonomics comes this curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the universe. ItA??s the perfect solution for the millions of readers who love all things Freakonomics. Surprising and erudite, eloquent and witty, When to Rob a Bank demonstrates the brilliance that has made the Freakonomics guys an international sensation, with more than 7 million books sold in 40 languages, and 150 million downloads of their Freakonomics Radio podcast. When Freakonomics was first published, the authors started a blogA??and theyA??ve kept it up. The writing is more casual, more personal, even more outlandish than in their books. In When to Rob a Bank, they ask a host of typically off-center questions: Why donA??t flight attendants get tipped? If you were a terrorist, how would you attack? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken? Over the past decade, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have published more than 8,000 blog posts on the Freakonomics website. Many of them, they freely admit, were rubbish. But now theyA??ve gone through and picked the best of the best. YouA??ll discover what people lie about, and why; the best way to cut gun deaths; why it might be time for a sex tax; and, yes, when to rob a bank. (Short answer: never; the ROI is terrible.) YouA??ll also learn a great deal about Levitt and DubnerA??s own quirks and passions, from gambling and golf to backgammon and the abolition of the penny.

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"This is an odd book, a collection of snippets of logic and advice from a blog created by the authors of FREAKONOMICS. Author Stephen Dubner has a pleasant voice and is easy to listen to. His coauthor, Steven Levitt, is not as polished and speaks more slowly. Many diverse topics are discussed, such as why do people buy bottled water when they can get it for free. The answers sometimes seem rushed or fleeting but are are always interesting. Professional narrators Erik Bergmann and Therese Plummer take on additional narration duties. This is a good audiobook for commutes. M.S. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"

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