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Date: February 14, 2011 2:50:11 PM EST
Subject: Free Book

Hello, i live in brazil and i would like to receive the book Freakonomics at no cost. Its possible?



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  1. Andrew says:

    The tried and true, if-i-give-you-one-i-have-to-give-one-to-everyone-else?

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  2. Tom G says:

    Ask which public library you should donate a copy to

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    • Cliff says:

      The book: “Freakonomics at no cost. Is it possible?” sounds interesting; what does it cost?

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  3. Scott says:

    Send him a copy of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress and see if he figures out the irony.

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  4. Jeferson says:

    On one hand, it never hurts to ask. On the other hand, it’s a shame and reflects the “general” line of thinking in a country that has all the natural resources to be the greatest country in the world. If only the majority of people would think more about everyone’s wellbeing than their own benefits, even if it means someone else’s loss.

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  5. Gary Bell says:

    A simple succinct no should suffice.

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  6. Burgher Jon says:

    Too simple to just send a supply and demand curve?

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  7. elias says:

    Ship the knowledge around the world! It is really hard sometimes to access good books in English from abroad. I live in Mexico and speak from personal experience.

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  8. Andrew says:

    I believe this is a wonderful opportunity to test a “pay what you want” strategy.

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