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Review: Freakonomics


Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Author: Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

This is an interesting book to say the least! Im not a finance or economics major. Im an engineer, and the book has information which is easily understandable. This guy really looks at things from outside the box. This book connects real life occurences with substational statistics and information. Its a real easy read and its broken up into different categories per chapter, but sometimes the information overlaps. I finished it in a couple of days, but some people could finish it in a couple of hours if they wanted.

You get to see real reasons for events that have happened. And it makes you think about how things are proceeding in the world and in different countries. How certain things work. And this book also has a lot of comments on parenting. It was pretty entertaining for me since Im not a parent, but he takes facts about what does and doesnt affect in parenting decisions. And the information that is printed can be taken any way you want, because some people were up in arms because of the statements made in this book. But this economic genius was only stating what he saw from the numbers and facts! I think its a good read if you want to tickle your brain.


Rating: r3.5.bmp

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