A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

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Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? What kind of impact did Roe v. Wade have on violent crime? ...Continua
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Julián G.
Ha scritto il 24/07/12

It has some interesting points but you don't need more than 25 pages for them.
It might be interesting for people from USA.
Not to mention the lack of accuracy at some points, I even doubt some conclusions they offer are right.

Ha scritto il 04/04/12
I picked this book up when I walked by a bookstore by chance. I wondered how the author, Dr. Steven Levitt, explained some social phenomenon by economics. This book gave me another point of view, although I don't think that it is an absolutely right...Continua
Ha scritto il 21/01/12

i found it hard to understand why everybody thinks freakonomics is such a great book. basic statistics, regression, correlation applied to a unusual range of topics, so what?

Ha scritto il May 13, 2009, 18:40
For a team that has a 35 percent chance of winning each game, the chance of losing its next 19 games is about one in 4,000.[...]It takes about 12 or 13 years for these two bad teams to have a total of 4,000 chances for a 19-game losing streak....Continua
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