Friday, October 4, 2013


Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything 
by Steven D. Levitt
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Steven D. Levitt is one who 'thinks outside the box'. I mean really, really thinks outside the box. He takes common everyday questions and examines them in an uncommon way.

1. What Do Schoolteachers and Sumo Wrestlers Have in Common?
2. How is the Ku Klux Klan Like a Group of Real-Estate Agents?
3. Why Do Drug Dealers Still Live with Their Moms?
4. Where Have All the Criminals Gone?
5. What Makes a Perfect Parent?
6. Perfect Parenting, Part II or: Would a Roshanda by Any Other Name Smell as Sweet?
Epilogue: Two Paths to Harvard

See what I mean? If this doesn't make you curious enough to read this book, nothing will.

Actually, The Contents and the Introduction as well as the last pages of each chapter will probably satisfy your curiosity. However, you will miss some of the good parts. There are parts that are simply statistics and are quite boring. I skipped over those until a got to another good part.

Recommending this book. It was published in 2005 and is still relevant in 2013.

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