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Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don't [Hardcover]

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Pages   275
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 6.5" Height: 9"
Weight:   1.1 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Jun 4, 2007
Publisher   Regnery Publishing, Inc.
ISBN  1596985062  
EAN  9781596985063  

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Challenges the philosophical tenets of the best-selling Freakonomics through a series of case studies that demonstrate the author's theory that the more costly something is, the less of it people will do, in an economic analysis that covers such topics as price discrimination, corporate scandals, and the role of abortion and divorce in crime and the breakdown of family structure.

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How free-market economies really work
(and why they work so well)

Are free market economies really based on fleecing the consumer? Is the U.S. economy truly just a giant free-for-all that encourages duplicity in our everyday transactions? Is everyone from corporate CEOs to your local car salesman really looking to make a buck at your expense?

In Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don't,

economist and bestselling author John R. Lott, Jr., answers these and other common economic questions, bravely confronting the profound distrust of the market that the bestselling book Freakonomics has helped to popularize. Using clear and hard-hitting examples, Lott shows how free markets liberate the best, most creative, and most generous aspects of our society--while efforts to constrain economic liberty, no matter

how well-intentioned, invariably lead to increased poverty and injustice. 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 legalized abortion leads to family breakdown, which creates more crime

? 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 firms

? Why the controversial assertions made in the trendy book Freakonomics are almost entirely wrong

Entertaining, 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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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! John R Lott Jr., called by Newsweek the Gun Crowd s Guru, is an American economist, political commentator, and gun rights advocate. He has held research and/or teaching positions at the University of Chicago, Yale University, Stanford, UCLA, Wharton, and Rice, and was the chief economist at the United States Sentencing Commission during 1988 and 1989. A contributor, Lott is the author of eight books, including" More Guns, Less Crime" and "Freedomnomics." He received his Ph.D. in economics from UCLA in 1984."

John R. Lott currently resides in Chicago, in the state of Illinois.

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Reviews - What do our customers think?
Consider the source  Nov 11, 2008
This books is a personal attack on Levitt (one of the authors of Freakonomics.) What do you expect from Regnery, logic?
Conservative drivel  Oct 28, 2008
The same flawed - and conservatively-biased - thinking that is behind the collapse of our economy. Smart guy with a questionable moral compass. Read and follow it at your own peril.
Freakonomics vs. Freedomnomics  Sep 20, 2008
Do you think economics is boring? Do you struggle to understand economic principles? If you answered yes to either question, then check out Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. These two economists apply their knowledge to such a wide variety of subjects that it is hard to keep up.

For example, did you ever wonder why drug dealers live with their moms or what schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Levitt and Dubner address these and other equally unusual topics. By applying well-known, basic economic principles to unique circumstances, the authors help readers better appreciate the complex world of money matters. You'll have so much fun reading this book that you won't even realize you're learning something about economics.

Considering the success of Freakonomics (it reached the number two spot on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list), it is not surprising that Freedomnomics: Why the Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don't by John R. Lott, Jr. was published a short time later. Freedomnomics, as the front cover tells us, is a rebuttal to Freakonomics and more. Although not as popular or as well written, Freedomnomics scored points with me because I am a firm believer in capitalism and the free market society. I also found some of Lott's economic research to be intriguing. For instance, in the chapter on women's suffrage and the growth of government, Lott tracks changes in government spending both before and after women finally obtained the right to vote.

Freedomnomics does not rehash all of Levitt and Dubner's material, but it does attempt a point-counterpoint on several topics, including abortion and crime in the United States. Read both books and make your own decision about who is right and who is wrong.
Eyes Glazed Over  Jun 5, 2008
I'm all for countering claptrap like "Freakonomics" and I'm sure it's of value that economists take on arcane social issues with arcane data from arcane studies, but one grows weary of seeing the world through the lens of economics, which after all does not, despite the beliefs of some economists, encompass all of life. This book, like so many of its genre, makes the eyes glaze over, as it hammers on the obvious. In contrast to Freakonomics, this book doesn't attempt to impress with cleverness, which is a virtue, but since when does economics become the science of how policemen are selected and assigned to beats? Please go back to monetary and fiscal policy and the virtues of free trade. No one who is not an economist is going to think like an economist or arrive at a framework of action that satisfies an economist. This fact is what gives rise to books like this one in which, despite claims to objectivity, the ideology of the author precedes any analytical approach.
Very Well Done  Jun 1, 2008
Factual evidence and complete rational analysis is a welcome change to the liberal agenda of main stream media.

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