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SuperFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
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Interesting ideas, but narrated in a smug overly confident tone.

I have to admit that the most interesting parts were the introduction and the evaluation comparing experimental behavioral economics with empirical inferential economics.

I believe the inferential is better (Levitt's usual content, in the 1st Freakonomics, compared to Dan Ariely's very experimental approach to "Predictably Irrational" Dan Ariely

Both authors imply a FAR greater knowledge of human behavioral predictors than they should, but at least Levitt's 'n' is usually huge.
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