Best Novel

Best Novel

Best Novel
There he meets the beautifulStephen Levitt, Stephen Dubner “When to Rob a Bank and Other Lifehacks”, “Alpina Publisher”, Moscow, 2016, translation by G. Yastrebov on television, not as invited experts, but as full-fledged stars – and all because they proved several suspiciously implausible theorems – for example, that the swimming pool in the courtyard of your house is more dangerous than the revolver stored in your closet. words: Paradoxically refuting the basic postulate of the economy to reduce the marginal revenue (first ice cream is tasty, but from the fourth cup sick) continuation of the “Freakonomics”, “Superfrikonomiki” and “Frikomysliya”. In truth, the book is a deliberate blog that writers started ten years ago – of course, only excerpts, “the best.” Levitt and Dubner dexterously glance at popular ideas under skirts, artistically dispel prejudices, wittily ridicule common values ​​and impudently establish unexpected connections between distant things and phenomena – these are just the texts that are shorter, the tone is more cheeky, the jokes are funnier. Details: “Freakonomists” according to what laws a society actually functions – from Nobel laureates to Somali pirates, from bank robbers to KFC employees – but not globally, but in specific areas. Life hacks from the series “When is it Better to Rob a Bank”, “What award is best to be announced for the capture of bin Laden” and “Why Pepsi employees will hand over Coca-Cola employees themselves when they try to steal the secret formula of their competitors’ drinks” are not so much economic analysis samples as they were told from “I” jokes in the genre “went to the room, got into another”: about a visit to a local therapist, a visit to a car dealership, a bowling session or going to a TV show — more often — about a collision with strange statistics that no one had thought of before nterpretirovat in everyday life, in practice. There is not much practical benefit from these observations – but there is always a reason to drop the jaw in a picturesque way: well, well.

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