Saturday, June 6, 2015

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

Date: 2/2015

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

Author: Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner

Duration: 6.5 hrs

Review: More Super fun explorations and explanations of apparent paradoxes, that, once explained are revealed to be shaped by the same forces as other, less controversial reasoning for observations. Why do very successful drug dealers still live with their parents?  What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime. What makes this book, indeed, this genre so fun is that the authors,  in this case Levitt and Dubner,  manage to find the quantifiable, which is the trustworthy explanation, for phenomena that are not readily quantified. Super fun read... I recommend it to anyone.