Freakonomics establishes this unconventional premise: If morality represents how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work. It is true that readers of this book will be armed with enough riddles and stories to last a thousand cocktail parties. ButFreakonomics can provide more than that. It will literally redefine the way we view the modern world.
Although "Freakonomics" has an been extremely popular book since it was first published in 2005, very few would have predicted that it could ever inspire a cop show. And yet it could happen at NBC.
In the first Freakonomics, I believe they argued that driving was as safe as flying by
1) comparing them per hour of travel, rather than per mile, and
2) looking only at fatalities.
is reporting that Lionsgate Television has successfully pitched "Pariah" to NBC as a potential TV series. "Pariah" is said to feature characters inspired by the economic theories within "Freakonomics."