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Freakonomics
Freakonomics
Author: Stephen J. Dubner, Steven D. Levitt
Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime? — These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. L...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780141025803
ISBN-10: 0141025808
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 242
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Publisher: Penguin Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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An interesting quick read, just random enough for my taste. How do teachers cheat on standardized tests? Why do drug dealers live with their mothers? What are the "whitest" and "blackest" names? Malcolm Gladwell raved about this book, and it's very much on par with his books. If you liked them, you'll probably enjoy this, too.
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Pretty interesting.. although to me it wasn't as mindblowing as a I expected.. maybe because it's been out so long and picked apart so much! It was a good read and I like that Steven Levitt uses his expertise in a such an interesting and different way. It kinda makes me wish I had majored in economics!:)


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