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Jay Dreyer :: Freakonomics

Freakonomics


Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

I recently finished reading the book “Freakonomics” and I have to say I really enjoyed it. I’m a big geek when it comes to this type of stuff so it wasn’t a surprise. If you are not familiar with the book, the premise is that the authors use the fundamentals of economics to find the answers to a wide array of questions. Things like finding out if sumo wrestlers cheat, why real-estate agents don’t always work for your best interests, the effects of abortion on the crime rate, the inner workings of south-side Chicago crack dealers, etc. It sounds crazy but it’s a fascinating read and I highly recommend it.

 

| posted 10/06/2005 05:16 PM



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