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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything, Revised and Expanded Edition

627 Ratings: 2.9
A book by Steven D. Levitt

Economics is not widely considered to be one of the sexier sciences. The annual Nobel Prize winner in that field never receives as much publicity as his or her compatriots in peace, literature, or physics. But if such slights are based on the notion … see full wiki

Author: Steven D. Levitt
Genre: Business & Investing, Entertainment, Science
Publisher: William Morrow
27 reviews about Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores...
review by . August 10, 2005
Hmmm. A very *interesting* (in the sense of the Middle Eastern curse) kettle of fish.    I'm not sure what co-author Dubner's role is here - either to act as an alter ego for Levitt, allowing reproduction of fawning extracts from various newspaper articles written about Levitt throughout the book (as sole author Levitt wouldn't be able to get away with this without heaping hubris on his head), or perhaps to take the material he had from his original article and pad it out into …
review by . May 22, 2005
This work contains non-conventional answers to important societal  questions. The authors are critical of teachers who teach to the  test and assist students in achieving inflated grades. This phenomenon is not necessarily the fault of teachers. It is the fault of administrators who live or die by the infamous "Bell  Curve". The book calls into question the current statistic for  homelessness. The authors believe that homelessness numbers are  inflated. …
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