When to Rob a Bank: A Rogue Economist's Guide to the World

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Why don'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 Freakonomics.com. Now the very best of this writing has been carefully curated into one volume, the perfect solution for the millions of readers who love all things Freakonomics.

Discover why taller people tend to make more money; why it's so hard to predict the Kentucky Derby winner; and why it might be time for a sex tax (if not a fat tax). You'll also learn a great deal about Levitt and Dubner's own quirks and passions. Surprising and erudite, eloquent and witty, Freaks and Friends demonstrates the brilliance that has made their books an international sensation.

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Steven D. Levitt is the William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he directs the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory. He is a winner of the John Bates Clark Medal and has been named one of Time magazine's 100 People Who Shape Our World. In addition to his academic and Freakonomics pursuits, he is a founding partner of the TGG Group consulting firm.

Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He has written six books, including the Freakonomics trilogy; he is host of Freakonomics Radio and was host of the NFL Network's Football Freakonomics, which was nominated for an Emmy. He has taught English at Columbia and played in a rock band that was signed to Arista Records; he was first published at the age of 11, in Highlights for Children.

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