Book - Freakonomics


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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner

Well, I am probably the second last person ever to read this book. It was a quick read and very interesting; however, I wish it wasn’t quite so dumbed down. It was so commercial that I missed the real hard work and out-of-the-box thinking that was required to put each vignette together. It also stops short of bringing any morality into the topics at all, purposely – but I think its hard to discuss how legalized abortion led to a massive decline in crime 15-20 years later and not think of ethics!

Ah well, a good read and fun to discuss.