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User Review  - benuathanasia - LibraryThing

Many of Levitt's claims are fantastical, and given the amount of evidence in stark contrast to at least one of Levitt's favorite "can you believe it" topics (abortion and crime) it's hard to believe ... Read full review

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User Review  - engpunk77 - LibraryThing

Interesting and enjoyable. My favorites were the cheating teachers and the two abortion law stories. I really didn't believe that teachers cheated, and it was exciting to see them caught in the act by ... 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  - MartinBodek - LibraryThing

Having read this, I now understand why half the people on the subway are poring it over (the other half are reading the Steig Larsson books). The book is fascinating, eye-opening, layer-peeling ... Read full review

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User Review  - LauraCLM - LibraryThing

It is impossible to finish this book without becoming annoying at parties. There's a real joy in deflating old tropes and assumptions and this does so. A good read and education. Read full review

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User Review  - Chris_El - LibraryThing

Very interesting analysis of how some data tells us different answers than we expect to hear. We often see what we look for, this book asks us to look at things from a different perspective. Read full review

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User Review  - TiffanyAK - LibraryThing

This is a very fascinating book, which I highly recommend to everyone. Essentially, the authors use economic principles and ideas to analyze several very interesting questions, such as why drug ... Read full review

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User Review  - AThurman - LibraryThing

Freakonomics is fast, consistently interesting read and best when it digs in and tackles a question at length, as with the issue of the relationship of legal abortion to crime rates or the section on ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heather_Arrington - LibraryThing

A good overview and explanation of lots of things we have all wondered about. Read full review

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User Review  - danoomistmatiste - LibraryThing

An actuarial treasure trove. Read full review


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