Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and co-author 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. In Freakonomics, they set out to explore the hidden side of...well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. Freakonomics establishes this unconventional premise: If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work.
The Big Library Read is a “global eBook club,” connecting readers around the world who read the same eBook at the same time. The 2018 fall selection is: The Girl with the Red Balloon by Katherine Locke. In this fantasy book written for young adults, sixteen-year-old Ellie Baum accidentally time-travels via red balloon to 1988 East Berlin, where she’s caught up in a conspiracy of history and magic.
The Big Library Read runs from October 1 through 15, and during this time OverDrive offers unlimited checkouts on the title. No hold list and no waiting!