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Freakonomics

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Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. Through storytelling and wry insight, they show that economics is the study of incentiveshow people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.334
NormanDreiser

Silly unproven ideas

by NormanDreiser on Feb 6, 2014

The author likes to imply that he has discovered all sorts of new reasons for things that go bump in the night. No thanks; I'll stick with conventional wisdom. The main reason crime went down is because so many repeat offenders were still locked up. His statistics prove nothing. More

Brian H

Great book, very interesting

by Brian H on May 5, 2011

Saw the documentary, wanted to dive deeper into the subject. Freakonomics is not any one theory or understanding, but rather a different way of approaching problems, questions, and data in general. With analyses ranging from how Sumo Wrestlers cheat to why a kid named Loser does better than a ... More

7pagodas

The Conventional Wisdom

by 7pagodas on Jul 9, 2009

The conventional wisdom is often wrong. The author (co-author?) makes some interesting points. However, he spends a lot of time demonstrating how the professor arrived at his conclusions - a lot of time. A lot. Still, I'd recommend the book and I wouldn't pass up the opportunity to read more about ... More

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