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 - Matt Maples - Goodreads
I've had this book on my reading list for quite a while and I finally got around to reading it. This is a popular book, and very interesting overall. It doesn't really have on overarching theme or ... Read full review
Review: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics #1)User Review - Lauren - Goodreads
So well-written and thought-provoking, especially Levitt's theory on why crime has decreased in recent decades. Dubner's humbling and entertaining biography on Levitt (at the end) inspired me to read ... Read full review