Freakonomics Rev Ed
By Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
- Release Date: 2010-02-17
- Genre: Economics
Freakonomics Rev Ed Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars
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User reviews about this book
Must I repeat myself?
a work in progress...
As one more "fearful" of statistical data than of Analysis, i.e. the calculus, I expected to be not quite in swing with this book. But, surprise, I found it interesting how data is searched for and looked at, sample sets relevant to a given topic are selected and the sometimes unexpected insights gleaned. In this day and age of "info overload" the worth of such sorts of inquiry are obvious, and seem to require a sort of gift for it as well as determination to work it through and look for relevant data in a way a bit different, but perhaps not completely divorced, from going the other way around, i.e. from theoretical mathematics to deduction and investigation of "the fit". My only complaint is it is a little repetitive and just maybe their findings are not always the "complete truth" of a given matter (but better a few "partial truths" than "full false truths"). Half star off for over repetition, but since don't see that option I went with 4 stars, but it's very interesting, enough to look forward to more from said authors and as my "title to review" indicates, I think they do well to continue with their research and write about it.
Great book; a must-read
By Band Frequency
I never would've guessed I'd get hooked on an economics book for my bedtime reading, but I read this on a recommendation and couldn't put it down; this book is well-written, interesting, informative and entertaining. Can see why it was/is a bestseller.
By Gigi Vaz
Extraordinary way of rationalizing! It will make you wonder and question about conventional wisdoms :) things are definitely not what they seemed to be.
By Mr AB3
I had to read "Freakonomics" over the winter break for my first AP Microeconomics assignment. A few pages into the first chapter, I was hooked! It combined sociological research, stats, pop culture, and economics. However, it showed everything from a economic viewpoint.
The reading and concepts were also easy to understand, another reason why you don't need an MBA to read it! The questions sometimes went into tangents, but they were interesting and relative and brought me back to the main subject in an eloquent, circular fashion.
More people should read this book before they enter the working world, college, or take economics in high school. It's a great and insightful book for those entering the "real world" soon.
Very out of the box thinking and an amazing read.
You learn so much
Fantastic book, keeps your attention the whole time. Great ideas and theories. High recommend reading. Easy to read and understand.
By Brandon Rogers
Entertaining and insightful in many chapters, others were slower... No real plot... Just jumps from one random subject to another...
A great read...
...for those of use wondering how stats plays into our daily lives.