Freak Economics: a clever meldword coined by authors Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubnerin in their 2005 book 'Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything'. It's economics based on conventional wisdom and not-so-familiar marriage of apparently different factors, people...etc brought together to make business and profit from that oxymoronic combination.
Similiar new economic ventures like freakonomics into the weird and unfamiliar are:
-fiasconomics: study of the rules that govern Sod's Law or what's known as Murphy's Law or Finagle's Law!
-chronomics: coined by Dr. Michael Schuller to mean the study of the laws that govern time in economy and its effect on productivity. Also called bionomics/ time-marketing.
-aeonomics: related closely to the latter and it's the study of economic problems caused by future immortal existence envisioned by Extropians and 'immortalsits'! (ref. arch-anarchy). Also called 'exconomics'.
-neuronomics/ nuerolonomics: neurological economics or neurology-based economy/ neuroeconomics/ neuromarketing...
by hammer---;, hytham May 02, 2007
1. The study of economics based upon the priniciple of incentives. Occasionally suggests theories that reactionaries find offensive, such as the notion that legalized abortion reduces crime rates.
2. A book defining the above, co-authored by Levitt and Dubner
Wow, I never thought of that before
by Blah #5 June 05, 2005

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