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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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Review: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics #1)

User Review  - Sambasivan - Goodreads

Reading this book after a gap of over five years. Amazing clarity and out of the box thinking. The ideas are relevant even today. The book makes you think of newer solutions for analysing human behaviour. Read full review

Review: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics #1)

User Review  - Artem Fedorov - Goodreads

Maybe, if I read this book earlier it would have made a greater impression on me. But after many articles and longreads about economic relationships and contingencies, statistics, after Taleb's books ... Read full review

Review: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics #1)

User Review  - bartosz_witkowski - Goodreads

With a name like Freakonomics you know the book will be a hit or miss. Fortunately, Levitt and Dubner's book doesn't disappoint. The authors proudly claim that the book doesn't have any unifying theme ... Read full review

Review: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics #1)

User Review  - Krishna Chaitanya - Goodreads

As the author himself claims, this book is everything but a book about economics. The author repetitively uses the term 'Conventional Wisdom'- the ideas which we are habituated to believe easily ... Read full review

Review: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics #1)

User Review  - Nikhil Kumar - Goodreads

Freakonomics answers questions, seemingly alienated from the conventional arena of economic theory, in a very compelling and statistical way. The book has used the excellent tools of economics for ... Read full review

Review: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics #1)

User Review  - Ray - Goodreads

I have the softback bonus edition. I love the additional content. Half the book is dedicated to parenting, I prefer the sequel Mega-Freakonomics. Read full review

Review: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics #1)

User Review  - Matthew Parks - Goodreads

I love how the author took the data as data without attaching emotion to it. It just is what it is. Often we prejudiciously assign what conclusions must mean, but he does not. For example, a shortage ... Read full review

Review: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics #1)

User Review  - dries cronje - Goodreads

Freakonomics started off with so much promise, so many interesting things, so many things my inquisitive mind have wondered about previously, and wow, did it start with a bang - the sections on how ... Read full review

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User Review  - bensdad00 - LibraryThing

A book I am glad to say I was ahead of the curve on. Strongly recommended. Read full review

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