The Freakonomics of Sumo Wrestling

March 10, 2016 With Steven D. Levitt

Two gigantic men try to push each other out of small sand pit. That’s Sumo wrestling, the distinctive sport of Japan. The way those wrestlers cheat and similar subjects helped to suggest some of the basic insights of Freakonomics. Here’s the account provided by economics professor Steven D. Levitt shortly after the publication of his first book on the Freakonomics.of everyday life.


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