Riddle me this – which is more deadly, a gun or a swimming pool? Ask economic scholar Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dunbar, co-authors of Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side of Everything, a book answering questions about everyday life.
Tonight, Levitt presents “Freakonomics: The Hidden Side of Everything” in University of Illinois’ Foellinger Auditorium at 7 p.m. in anticipation of his new, yet to be released, collaboration with Dunbar, a sequel to his 2005 bestseller dubbed SuperFreakonomics.
In the book Freakonomics, Levitt and Dunbar break the world of economics down to the simple science of “How do people get what they want?” But this wildly popular guide is not just for number crunchers. The writing duo explores the inner workings of everything from real-estate agents to crack-dealers in order to better understand how the world really works.
Tickets are free, but must be obtained in advance. For information on obtaining tickets, call the Illini Union Bookstore at 333-2050.