When to Rob a Bank

  • by Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
  • Narrated by Stephen J. Dubner, Steven D. Levitt, Erik Bergmann
  • 8 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Freakonomics was initially published, the authors started a blog - and they've kept it up. The writing is more casual, more personal, even more outlandish than in their books. Now, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the landmark Freakonomics, comes this curated collection from the most readable economics blog in the world.
Why don't flight attendants get tipped? If you were a terrorist, how would you attack? And why does KFC always run out of fried chicken?
Over the past decade, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have published more than 8,000 blog posts on Freakonomics.com. Now the very best of this writing has been carefully curated into one volume, the perfect solution for the millions of listeners who love all things Freakonomics.
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). You'll also learn a great deal about Levitt and Dubner's own quirks and passions. Surprising and erudite, eloquent and witty, When to Rob a Bank demonstrates the brilliance that has made their books an international sensation.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

this book is free on the blog and podcast.

interesting book, but it's just articles from the blog and podcast. save your money and subscribe to the podcast.
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- Spencer

Just plain awful

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Much better material, obviously.

Would you ever listen to anything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner again?

Yes; but perhaps I'd wait until I'd read a lot of reviews.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment, of course. And relief that Audible has such a liberal return policy.

Any additional comments?

I've enjoyed their other books, and their radio show, but this just seemed like a collection of stuff from the cutting room floor. I guess I was forewarned: most of these ARE just rants.

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- Gina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2015
  • Publisher: HarperAudio