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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything Which Is Dangerous, A Gun Or A Swimming Pool What Do Schoolteachers And Sumo Wrestlers Have In Common Why Do Drug Dealers Still Live With Their Moms How Much Do Parents Really Matter What Kind Of Impact Did Roe V Wade Have On Violent Crime Freakonomics Will Literally Redefine The Way We View The Modern WorldThese May Not Sound Like Typical Questions For An Economist To Ask But Steven D Levitt Is Not A Typical Economist He Is A Much Heralded Scholar Who Studies The Stuff And Riddles Of Everyday Life From Cheating And Crime To Sports And Child Rearing And Whose Conclusions Regularly Turn The Conventional Wisdom On Its Head He Usually Begins With A Mountain Of Data And A Simple, Unasked Question Some Of These Questions Concern Life And Death Issues Others Have An Admittedly Freakish Quality Thus The New Field Of Study Contained In This Book FreakonomicsThrough Forceful Storytelling And Wry Insight, Levitt And Co Author Stephen J Dubner Show That Economics Is, At Root, The Study Of Incentives How People Get What They Want, Or Need, Especially When Other People Want Or Need The Same Thing In Freakonomics, They Set Out To Explore The Hidden Side Of Well, Everything The Inner Workings Of A Crack Gang The Truth About Real Estate Agents The Myths Of Campaign Finance The Telltale Marks Of A Cheating Schoolteacher The Secrets Of The Ku Klux KlanWhat Unites All These Stories Is A Belief That The Modern World, Despite A Surfeit Of Obfuscation, Complication, And Downright Deceit, Is Not Impenetrable, Is Not Unknowable, And If The Right Questions Are Asked Is Even Intriguing Than We Think All It Takes Is A New Way Of Looking Steven Levitt, Through Devilishly Clever And Clear Eyed Thinking, Shows How To See Through All The ClutterFreakonomics 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 But Freakonomics Can Provide Than That It Will Literally Redefine The Way We View The Modern World Front Flap


About the Author: Steven D. Levitt

Steven David Steve Levitt is a prominent American economist best known for his work on crime, in particular on the link between legalized abortion and crime rates Winner of the 2003 John Bates Clark Medal, he is currently the Alvin H Baum Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, director of the Becker Center on Chicago Price Theory at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and co editor of the Journal of Political Economy published by the University of Chicago Press He is one of the most well known economists amongst laymen, having co authored the best selling book Freakonomics 2005 Levitt was chosen as one of Time Magazine s 100 People Who Shape Our World in 2006 Wikipedia



10 thoughts on “Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

  1. Jim Jim says:

    This was an interesting book I say it was interesting because I started liking it a lot when I first read it, as time passed I liked it less and less In that way I call it a candy book, tastes good at first but leaves you worse off for reading it In my opinion, there are two problems with the book First, Stephen Dubner comes across as a sycophant Way to much of the book is spent praising Levitt Secondly,


  2. Rachel Rachel says:

    Sure, this book was a compelling read that offered us all some great amo for cocktail party conversation But ultimately I think most of what Leavitt claims is crap He dodges accoutability with the disclaimer about his book NOT being a scholarly work, but then goes on to drop statistics, theories and expert opinions These assertions laid, he doesn t provide readers with enough information to critically exam


  3. Manny Manny says:

    I loved this book, though I think the title is a bit misleading It s not really about economics In fact, he s showing you what interesting things you can discover when you apply statistical analysis to problems where you wouldn t normally think of using it I use statistical methods a fair amount in my own work, so I found it particularly interesting The most startling and thought provoking example is definit


  4. Andrew Muckle Andrew Muckle says:

    Jesus H Tittyfucking Christ on a bike Could these two tossers be anysmarmy and self indulgent Levitt and Dubner and probably the kind of smart arse nerds who snigger at you because you don t understand linux but sneer at you because you ve actually spoken to a woman This book is much like the Emperor s New Clothes, people are so scared about being left out if they don t like or understand it because some sanda


  5. Justin Justin says:

    I guess some people don t like this book because it s not centered around one theme Instead, it sabout the seemingly diffuse academic work of one of the authors Steven D Levitt the other author is a journalist, Stephen J Dubner Levitt is something of an economist butlike a social scientist using the tools of Microeconomics applied to other fields that happen to catch his interest often having something to do wit


  6. Cristina Monica Cristina Monica says:

    Interesting enough, but the exponential amount of data made it hard to remember what the initial claims of the economist were instead of reinforcing them, strangely I did, however, learn from this book It still amazes me that the way to reduce crime seems to be the legalization of abortion I did not expect that, but it does make quite a lot of sense and I m all for women having control over their own bodies and fu


  7. Cbzlqxw Cbzlqxw says:

    Well,this is the most terrible book I have ever seen,it was too terrible to read.It s so terrible that I just want to burn it as fast as I can,and it cost me 58RMB.That was 58RMB,it was to expensive for me to afford.At first.I thought it was a good book,and I spend all my money on this book.And I was pretty annoyed about this I don t have any other money for my breakfast,lunch,and even dinner.I haven t drink juice f


  8. Cwn_annwn_13 Cwn_annwn_13 says:

    I assumed Freakonomics would be a book that used statistics to debunk various societal hysterias and fearmongering in a semi humorous way I quickly realized what I was in for when early in the book when the authors gave their background as Harvard Jews and profiled a guy that infiltrated the KKK for the ADL The story sounds at least partially made up It then jumped into predictable white guilt inducing trash and goes


  9. Jennifer Jennifer says:

    Yeah, this isn t rogue economics This is sociology It s not a new discipline And this is really spurious sociology that wouldn t pass muster in academia, so Levitt published it for public consumption.


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    Extremely enlightening Worthy of 15 stars out of 5 This is a book about the world and not about any science in particular It s about learning to question the given and see beyond the obvious An extremely useful gift in the misguiding modern world.Yeah, populistic much too much but neverthless compulsively readable A definite revisit and reread.Q As Levitt sees it, economics is a science with excellent tools for gaining an


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