The Best of Freakonomics


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The Best of Freakonomics with Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner and Faith Salie, moderator.

Why don’t flight attendants get tipped? Why are high gas prices better? How safe is your job? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken?

Dazzling audiences around the world with their wry and unconventional insights, Freakonomics authors Steve Levitt and Stephen Dubner offer data-based stories of things that actually influence human behavior, and demonstrate which incentives work, which ones don’t—and why. 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). Levitt and Dubner are as entertaining as they are illuminating, using humor and first-rate storytelling to discuss the sort of topics that are on everyone’s mind.