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Review: SuperFreakonomics – Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

Four years ago, you were cool. You read Freakonomics when it first came out. You impressed family and friends and dazzled dates with the insights you gleaned. Now Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner return with Superfreakonomics, a freakquel even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first.

After the first book I couldn’t wait to read SuperFreakonomics, the first one shocked and entertained me so I was looking forward to this one. What’s fun about SuperFreakonomics is that it makes you think about a lot of “truths” that we take for granted, this book actually made me change some of my thinking about global warming. The book is very interesting, and lots of information that you’d be hard-pressed to find in your typical daily reading; and, it “sexes-up” the fields of microeconomics and behavioral economics. It was an enjoyable read and looking into the different topics but this time around it isn’t the work of Dunber but the works of other people and his other angle when looking at it. I had very high expectations after the first book but it didn’t measure up in comparison to the first one, it didn’t connect everything together as much and the style of writing was just very different between each article. Its an interesting look into behavioral economics and microeconomics but thats about it.

Link: Amazon

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