Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

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Yet another book that can help you understand how little we really know. Raises enough doubt that you might not even trust what the book says.


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  • esh

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    Yet another book that can help you understand how little we really know. Raises enough doubt that you might not even trust what the book says.

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  • Staviean

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    Great book that examines some of the "other" issues in life like crime and drug dealing and how numbers play a very important role in each of them. The different ideas presented in the book are magnificent. I truly enjoyed the book as I happen to enjoy the affect that numbers have on people, communities, governments, countries and the overall world.

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  • mikeleeorg

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    This is a great collection of scientific studies & analyses by economist Steven Levitt. His data-driven view of everyday life is full of remarkable insights. The style of writing is contemporary and casual too. It was a pleasure to read.

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  • feedback_to_you

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    Steven D. Levitt had come to my class as a keynote speaker during my school year. He explained a lot of great things he'd done in the past and some of the works he was working on while using statistic as a tool to see discrepancy in the world and to investigate it. During the lecture, he always seemed down to earth kind of guy and as someone who was easy to talk to. The book is pretty much spells out his views and a bit of his personality.

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  • thedelicious

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    Initially, I didn't want to read Freakonomics because I thought the title was stupid. I still think the title "Freakonomics" is a very bad choice, along with the cover design, but you know what they say about that. I overcame my superficiality and ended up devouring the book in a day and a half. While I didn't necessarily love the style of WRITING, I very much enjoyed how the authors explained every day phenomena with economic models. Not only did it train me to look at things from a completely different perspective, but it made me feel better about spending four years in college studying something that thought I would never use.

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  • finfo

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    A great book that'll help you to think outside of the box.

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