- Published: New York : William Morrow, c2005.
- Year Published: 2005
- Edition: 1st ed.
- Description: 242 p.
- Language: English
- Format: Book
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Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
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Well written, and definitely makes you think about things in a new way. Highly recommended.
Levitt and Dubner do an amazing job applying economic principles and thinking to the type of wild questions you come up with in middle-of-the-night conversations. It's both a great social commentary and a fabulous introduction to how thinking like an economist can be useful in just about any situation you can think of.
This book thought about concepts in a completely unorthodox way. He took everything from sumo wrestlers to crime to abortions and linked tons of random things together. I read this for my economics class but I think it would be more suited for casual reading or even a psychology class. There are slight links to economics but even so, I think it's a really good book!
NO math or econ knowledge needed! Unexpected questions and answers ranging from what schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common and why drug dealers still live with their moms to why the 1960’s were a great time to be a criminal and what your parents were telling the world when they gave you a name. How “experts” bend the facts.
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