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Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
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Apr 22, 2009

it was ok
Read in April, 2009

Although some of Levitt's theroies were interesting (particularly the abortion/crime rate link), most weren't. In fact, it seemed like most of Levitt's chapter-long investigations ended in a "well, duh!" conclusion (for example, the fact that nature is more important than nurture, or that most drug dealers are poor). Levitt even admits that there is no unified theme to this book: most of the anecdotes are pointless and unrelated. By the time I finished, I was left with a kind of "what's the point?" feeling. Disappointing.

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