Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
In this book "Levitt turns conventional economics on its head, stripping away the jargon and calculations of the 'experts' to explore the riddles of everyday life and examine topics such as: how chips are more likely to kill than a terrorist attack ; why sportsmen cheat and how fraud can be spotted ; why violent crime can be linked not to gun laws, policing or poverty, but to abortion ; how money affects elections ; and how the name you give your child can give them an advantage in later life. Ultimately, he shows us that economics is all about how people get what they want, and what makes them do it." -- book jacket.
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Review: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics #1)User Review - Humzah Yazdani - Goodreads
The book is not as exciting as the hype is created about it. The first few chapters are really exciting but the last couple of chapters on parenting are superfluous and I felt were just to increase ... Read full review
Review: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics #1)User Review - Camila - Goodreads
This was a book i had picked up for leisure, and thoroughly enjoyed as sstated the hidden side of everything. As i appproached each chapter, it gave me a pause to think about what the author was ... Read full review