Freakonomics

A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

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Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner's "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything" is the cult bestseller that will show you a totally new way of seeing the world. What do estate agents and the Ku Klux Klan have in ... Continua
Ha scritto il 23/03/13
我很喜歡這樣充滿大量研究的書籍,看完可以學到很多東西
作者把經濟學當作是一項工具,探究事件發生的原因
我覺得這種做法很棒,可以應用到很多層面
是本很不錯的書籍!
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 02/09/11
Surprisingly good!
I found the ideas interesting enough and easy enough to follow - not exactly taxing reading, but worth taking a look at and it makes you think a little about the way the world is. Bathroom/holiday reading stuff with the added extra of giving the ..." Continua...

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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