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Freakonomics : A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Large Print)
Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything - Large Print
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: 9780060896379
ISBN-10: 006089637X
Publication Date: 1/1/2006
Pages: 356
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4.3 stars, based on 10 ratings
Publisher: HarperLargePrint
Book Type: Paperback
Large Print: Yes
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Very interesting. I expected to hunker down and "learn something" with this book, but found that I read through it as fast as a mindless fiction novel. Topics and thoughts put forth by the author are controversial for sure. His theory about abortion and crime rates is certain to ruffle feathers. But I believe that his conclusions are theories, not necessarily proven truths about why certain phenomena exist in our society. And while I think at first glance his ideas sound discriminating, I can tell he is compassionate about people and interested in understanding how groups of people are affected in a "big picture" kind of way. I definitely learned something about the business of drug marketing. I see this book as less economics and more sociology, although the author himself and sociologists would disagree. It was a very interesting book.
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A lot like The Tipping Point. At times fascinating and convincing (is sumo wrestling fixed?), at times very controversial (abortion and race), and at times tedious (baby naming trends).

3 out of 5 stars


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