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 ... read more
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. ... read more
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 ... read more
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