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SuperFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
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Nov 08, 09

did not like it
bookshelves: economics, enviromental-awareness, sociology
Read in November, 2009

After reading Freakonomics I was excited for the sequel. Little did I know that these two authors would ride the wave of success from their first book by producing less than 300 pages of BS. It was like they took the book advance and threw together a book with out checking the facts. This book is a lightning fast, pretentious hurried look at socioeconomic issues. Not only do the authors not take any time to fully look at issues like terrorism and prostitution in depth their book comes to a crescendo by misquoting, misusing and oversimplifying the issue of Climate change.It was like they had read Malcolm Gladwell's books and paraphrased. While I was reading this book I could almost hear Levitt's academic integrity being flushed down the toilet.
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