If there is any measurable change in human behavior—a crime wave, a decrease in abortions, a spike in movie ticket sales, etc. In the second chapter, the authors look at the history of the Ku Klux Klan.
What Kennedy discovered about the KKK and later revealed to anyone who would listen is that the Klan was not nearly as powerful as it liked to appear. How often theme appears: The Klan is also a classic example of information asymmetry: Before setting any scheme of incentive, there happens to be a guilt for not performing the expected task but once the scheme is put forth, the guilt takes a back seat and is replaced with the acceptance of doing otherwise.
He is a much heralded scholar who studies the stuff and riddles of everyday life-; from cheating and crime to sports and child rearing-; and whose conclusions regularly turn the conventional wisdom on its head.
Dubner and economist Stephen D. The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher. Incentive also applies in unexpected ways, for instance teachers might also cheat. He usually begins with a mountain of data and a simple, unasked question. The inner workings of a crack gang. For example, if the government passes a law fining people for walking on the grass, then the negative economic incentive of the fine will deter people from walking on the grass.
When parents were imposed with fine for coming late, the scheme backfired and number of latecomers increased. Cite This Page Arn, Jackson. So the intermediaries does not invest their effort to reach at the highest possible price rather, they have a mentality of wrapping things quickly.
What kind of impact did Roe v. What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world, despite a surfeit of obfuscation, complication, and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not unknowable, and -- if the right questions are asked -- is even more intriguing than we think.
Incentives can be a reductive, overly simplistic way of talking about human nature, and many thinkers would argue that the three categories of incentives Levitt and Dubner propose overlap to a significant degree.
The concept of incentives is a way of explaining why human beings do things. Wade generation entered its twenties. But Freakonomics can provide more than that. Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish quality.
To illustrate this, they look at two children—the first child grew up in an impoverished black community and had an abusive father; the second child grew up in an upper-class white community and had loving parents. These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask.
In the s, cocaine became a highly popular drug in the U. So in different cases, humans will behave selfishly, morally, or socially, or some combination of these.
It is a quick read that makes users think outside of the box and use data to answer these questions. For example, for a house that sells at a high price, agents use descriptive terms that provide specific information i.
They have reached to the conclusions without resorting to the verity and the situation becomes worse when the subsequent experts further echo the same conclusions. Many names that were popular among upper-class families 40 years ago have now become most popular in working-class families.
Some of these questions concern life-and-death issues; others have an admittedly freakish quality. Instead, Dubner and Levitt deconstruct everything from the organizational structure of drug-dealing gangs to baby-naming patterns. Parenting and affect on children Next chapter surfaces the two sides of the same coin — what parents do versus what parents actually are.
Since the fine eclipsed the sense of guilt within some parents.
How much do parents really matter? Another case of cheating is sumo wrestling.
He runs his bagel business on the honor system by listing the price of a bagel and providing a moneybox for his customers. Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives-; how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. Download ePub Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool?
A fast, easy read full of surprises. I imagine for an economist there is nothing in this book that is shocking. Underlying all these research subjects is a belief that complex phenomena can be understood if we find the right perspective. First, Levitt details the outcome of his study of the safety of backyard swimming pools, which found that children are times more likely to drown in a backyard pool than they are likely to die while playing with a gun.
As per them, the main causes that directly resulted in the drop in crime rates were, new ways of approaching strategizing policies, increase in the effectiveness of prisons, changes in drug market, strict laws over gun control, longevity of population, escalation in economy and growth in the number of police personnel.Steven Levitt's three-year-old daughter, Amanda, had not long finished potty training when she decided she actually preferred nappies.
Levitt's wife, Jeannette, used all the methods she knew to. Steven D. Levitt, Author, Stephen J A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything and that original article serves as a broad outline for an expanded look at Levitt's search.
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FREAKONOMICS A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything Revised and Expanded Edition Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. CONTENTS AN EXPLANATORY NOTE vii In which the origins of this book are clariﬁed. PREFACE TO THE REVISED AND EXPANDED EDITION xi INTRODUCTION: The Hidden Side of Everything 1.
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