A review of freakonomics a book by steven levitt

If this is not the first work of economics to gather such praise then I will be, to put it mildly, most surprised. Information, a tool for controlling fear Information is an influencing tool, which people who have can exert over those who have not. But we do like detective stories; and we like them too when they come from an unusual angle.

If you are not in the mood, the Jack-and-Jill style can seem grating and patronising. It encourages us to question and think beyond conventions and utilize the knowledge and learning by giving a wider perspective to information.

Poised somewhere between hip journalism and mass observation, Gladwell Studies mixes business savvy with pop sociology and has now replaced cute monographs on north Atlantic seafood and the cocoa bean as formulaic routes to riches for author and publisher alike.

He processed the data, and went where the numbers led him.

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This is a completely standard technique; it just hadn't been used here before. With parking, difficulty and frustration are positive signs of local excitement and activity.

Keynes was never this much fun

Economics would seem to show that the great majority of people are generally moral. It was, among other factors, the reality that the pool of potential criminals had dramatically shrunk.

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

Dubner reflects on his early impressions of the man: Some of the results were intuitive: But there are also some gems. However, these causes were only the tip of the iceberg; legalization of abortion in was the one of the most significant reason for reduction of crime rate, a factor that was simply overlooked by the respective experts.

The book continues to answer questions that no one but Levitt has ever asked. But we do like detective stories; and we like them too when they come from an unusual angle.

Book Review: Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

It comprises an extraordinarily powerful and flexible set of tools that can reliably assess a thicket of information to determine the effect of any one factor, or even the whole effect. Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen J.

But surely this awe-inspiring quest will, in the end, depend on belief and morality, not numerology. The kind of people who needed the most help from this legislation - young, unmarried, poor, desperate women - would have been, in all likelihood, the kind most likely to give birth to the kind of boys most likely to get caught up in crime.

It is an investigative treasure, especially the footnote on page which begins: I would also like to point out the socio-economic analysis that the writers have presented within the book. The New Yorker's Malcolm Gladwell, is the dean of a new school of social studies whose pedagogic method is the 'international bestseller'.Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything is the debut non-fiction book by University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt and New York Times journalist Stephen J.

Dubner. It was published on April 12,by William Morrow. May 15,  · FREAKONOMICS A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything.

Book Review: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

By Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. pp. William Morrow. $ A FEW years ago, a young economist named Steven D. University of Chicago professor and Economist Steve Levitt and Journalist Stephen J.

Dubner are the authors of "Freakonomics" an insightful, informative, ingenious, and witty non-fiction book that seeks to discover "The Hidden Side of Everything.". This item: Freakonomics Rev Ed: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D.

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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything is the debut non-fiction book by University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt and New York Times journalist Stephen J.

Dubner. It was published on April 12,by William Morrow. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything Steven D Levitt Allen Lane £20, pp Very soon, there will be an Institute of Gladwell Studies.

The New Yorker's Malcolm Gladwell, is the dean of a new school of social studies whose pedagogic method is .

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