However, Levitt has a history of attacking teachers' unions, advocating for the privatization of prison labor, defending online gambling and occasionally crossing over the fringe-right line by promoting climate change denialism and, some have argued, racial eugenics.
It exceeded our expectations by a factor of aboutwhich is why we are still here, carrying on the conversation on our blog and elsewhere. It also spawned a variety of offspring — a second book, SuperFreakonomics ; a radio show ; a film ; even a pair of pants.
Did Freakonomics win any awards? Does everyone like your books?
Not by a long shot. Here is an early catalog of people who hated Freakonomics. Also, our global-warming chapter in SuperFreakonomics caused downright apoplexy among a certain quadrant of environmentalists. What did it feel like to have Freakonomics turned into a movie?
But the filmmakers — lead producer Chad Troutwine and an army of talent producers, directors, and others — did a great job turning the book into visual storytelling. What are you guys up to now? Levitt still teaches at the University of Chicagoand has also founded a consulting firm called The Greatest Good.
Also, they both have kids. And Levitt plays a lot of golf. How do I contact you guys, or your lecture agent, or the book publicist? All that information can be found right here.
Do you read all the e-mails that people send you? But do we answer them all? Unfortunately, no, although we do the best we can. Sometimes we also post interesting correspondence on the blog. One of us is a numbers guy and the other is a word guy, but we both like pictures. The design firm Number 17 made it all come together.
Do you have anything else to add? But we are open to suggestions.Steven Levitt, author of Freakonomics, is generally assumed to be a harmless, quirky pop economist. However, Levitt has been a tireless attack dog against teachers'.
Steve Levitt is the Alvin H. Baum Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, where he directs the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory. Steven Levitt's eye-opening Freakonomics took economic theory into the real world of suburban parenting and urban drug gangs, turning conventional wisdom upside-down.
It began when New York journalist and author Stephen J. Dubner went to Chicago to write about award-winning economist Steven D. Levitt for The New York Times ashio-midori.com had been reluctant to take the assignment (he was in the middle of writing a book about the psychology of money).
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