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FREAKONOMICS: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Why do drug dealers live at home? Levitt (Economics/Univ. of Chicago) and Dubner (Confessions of a Hero Worshiper, 2003, etc.), who profiled Levitt for the New York Times, team up to demolish conventional wisdom.To call Levitt a "rogue economist" may be a tad hyperbolic. Certainly this epitome of antistyle ("his appearance is High Nerd: a plaid button-down shirt, nondescript khakis and a braided ... Read full review

Review: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Robert Finn

The authors of this wideranging and unconventional book seem almost proud to announce that it has no single unifying theme. It is, they proclaim in their subtitle, about "everything." Dare a humble book reviewer suggest that they are wrong? One motif that runs consistently through their book is a disdain and skepticism about "experts" in general whether pollsters, real estate agents, law ... Read full review

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Hell yeah
This is a good book when it comes to numbers and crunchin them

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Makes you think
I read this book after seeing a Ted talk by Levitt. He makes me think of all the underk

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Interesting

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Most Racist Book out there!
This book, each chapter has to compare blacks with whites. And in each circumstance a white person has the upperhand to the black individual. It's horrible, they also
contradict themselves quite often. The only reason I have finished this book was because I had to read it for a class. I would definitely not reccomend this book. 

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I am reading this now.
This is definitely worth reading, and promises to give you a pretty enlightening view in the world of social economics, and leaving very little untouched.
Not for the faint of heart. 

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Good book, Good movie... Interesting POV

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Should be required reading

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"Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital." Aaron Levenstein
This book raised some controversy because it takes statistics and breaks what are
considered truths by the public. The book is interesting and gives a different perspective on several social problems (including abortion and drug dealing), but one could easily argue for or against the points. 

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