About this book
The men who put the freak into freakonomics are back, with an even bolder, funnier, more surprising and controversial view of society, economics and popular culture. It reveals how a sex change could boost your salary, why terrorists might be easier to track down than you think, and how a prostitute is more likely to sleep with a policeman than be arrested by one.
What's a sure-fire way to catch a terrorist? Are people hard-wired for altruism or selfishness? Which cancer does chemotherapy work best for? Why is combating global warming easier than we think? In this title, the authors uncovers hidden truths about our world, from terrorism to shark attacks, cable TV to hurricanes.