Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics

By Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

  • Release Date: 2006-10-05
  • Genre: Economics
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Cult bestseller, new buzz word... Freakonomics is at the heart of everything we see and do and the subjects that bedevil us daily: from parenting to crime, sport to politics, fat to cheating, fear to traffic jams. Asking provocative and profound questions about human motivation and contemporary living and reaching some astonishing conclusions, Freakonomics will make you see the familiar world through a completely original lens.

Reviews

  • A few too many repititions

    3
    By Ben Dodson
    Whilst the majority of this book is very insightful, the introduction, main articles, and "extras" at the end all mention the same problems and the same data. Chapters 1 & 2 are very good, but the book seems to lose it's way by chapter 4 (and chapter 6 is mainly tables of data) A large problem is that the formatting isn't great - tables of data stretch over too many pages and the contents contains footnotes. A good book but repetition and bad formatting spoil it.
  • Fantastic

    5
    By jamesrennie
    I have the paper copy of this book and it's absolutely fantastic. Gives a very different angle to view the world from, and some of the links between everyday things are amazing! Well worth the money :)

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