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Freakonomics - Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781554686360 (1554686369)
Publisher: Harper Perennial Canada
Pages no: 315
Edition language: English
Series: Freakonomics (#1)
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Misericordia rated it
5.0 Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Extremely enlightening! Worthy of 15 stars out of 5! This is a book about the world and not about any science in particular. It's about learning to question the given and see beyond the obvious. An extremely useful gift in the misguiding modern world.Yeah, populistic much too much but neverthless co...
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Books 'n Stuff rated it
3.5 Freakonomics
Synopsis: Look your guess is as good as mine as to what this book is about. It doesn't have much of a unifying theme (even the authors say that), so I'm kinda at a loss to say what it is about exactly. I'm not really sure what to say about this book. An economist who doesn't know anything about...
Thus Spake Dustin
Thus Spake Dustin rated it
4.0 Review of Freakonomics
Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (New York: William Morrow, 2005). Pp. 242. Hardcover $25.95. Last week I participated in Dubuque's 'Circles Initiative,' which is part of their 'Bridges Out of Poverty' program. During th...
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
I really enjoyed this book. Apparently a lot of people didn't like that it wasn't about one topic necessarily. I'm not entirely sure why that's a bad thing. The topics range from sumo wrestling to abortion, all of which were very thought-provoking. The authors worked in some central themes such as t...
The Boat Was My Friend
The Boat Was My Friend rated it
2.0 "Freakonomics"?? Really? REALLY?
For a book that so heavily relies on (mostly) untested assumptions, the repeated, passionate references to the distinction between causality and correlation is impressive if not audacious, to say the least. Suffice to say, “"As Levitt sees it, economics is a science with excellent tools for gaining ...
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