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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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User Review  - dawsong - LibraryThing

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner NonFiction If you think that statistics are cold and downright boring, Freakonomics ... Read full review

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User Review  - nocto - LibraryThing

Probably the most famous of the "lets explain the world using economics!" books which there may be a lot of around at the moment, or it may just be that I've noticed them in the last few years and ... Read full review

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User Review  - garrasir - LibraryThing

This text is about showing economics as the underlying connection between seemingly unrelated events or phenomena. The author aims at uncovering the hidden side of everything, from crime to parenting ... Read full review

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User Review  - jmcilree - LibraryThing

The ideas are fun, but the writing is annoying. Too much like articles pasted together from Newsweek. What's that you said? They WERE pasted together from Newsweek? Oh. That explains a lot. I expect much more from the UofC. Read full review

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User Review  - Gerri007 - LibraryThing

Another book club choice that immediately grapped my interest with the unusual questions like which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool, what do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in ... Read full review

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User Review  - danoomistmatiste - LibraryThing

An actuarial treasure trove. Read full review

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

User Review  - Scottsdale Public Library - Goodreads

Fun read and a good introduction to economics. -- Travis R. Read full review

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User Review  - FKarr - LibraryThing

breezy economics title, often elides over the statistical difficulties of a subject, thought-provoking, but seems to court controversy Read full review


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