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The Resource Freedomnomics

Freedomnomics

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Freedomnomics
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Freedomnomics
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Freedomnomics is everything you wanted to know about the world but didn't know economics could tell you.As the blockbuster bestseller Freakonomics demonstrated, economics can explain everything, from why people behave the way they do to how governments and businesses organize themselves. But are the basic assumptions and conclusions in Freakonomics true? Does the free market usually lead to unintended and negative consequences? Quite the opposite, says John Lott, who holds a PhD in economics.In fact, says Lott, a wide range of fascinating and peculiar case studies prove the simple adage that if something is more costly, people will do less of it. And, in a refutation of Freakonomics' most controversial idea, Lott shows why legalized abortion leads to family breakdown, which leads to more crime.Extending its rigorous economic analysis even further to our political and criminal justice systems, Freedomnomics reveals:–How the free market creates incentives for people to behave honestly–How political campaign restrictions keep incumbents in power–Why affirmative action in police departments leads to higher crime rates–How women's suffrage led to a massive increase in the size of government–Why women become more conservative when they get married and more liberal when they get divorced–How secret ballots reduce voter participation–Why state-owned companies and government agencies are much more likely to engage in unfair predation than are private firmsEntertaining, persuasive, and based on dozens of economic studies spanning decades, Freedomnomics not only shows how free markets really work but proves that, when it comes to promoting prosperity and economic justice, nothing works better
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  • Lott, John R., Jr
  • Emerson, Brian
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  • Business
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Freedomnomics
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digital storage
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unknown
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electronic
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9781481565325
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