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Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt
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May 08, 2008

it was amazing
Recommended for: everybody
Read in January, 2008

Exceeds the hype! Easy breezy to read, a wealth of information that I would never have stopped to contemplate. I had just read the chapter on the KKK and the real estate agent when my car was totaled; it helped me choose a posture with the insurance adjusters that wouldn't result in a total ass-raping. The last chapter about names was simultaneously horrifying and hilarious. It is dismaying to confess, now, that I am more judgmental of people's names knowing the societal/economic trends behind them.
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message 1: by Eva (new) - rated it 5 stars

Eva OMG! And what about the chapters about teachers cheating on their students tests to make them score better so they could increase their pay? I was also shocked and intrigued by the Indian student who investigated the subculture of crack gangs and the way the power structure was perhaps more corrupt than a white-blue collar model in corporate hierarchies the way monies were divided to hold down subordinates from gaining any power.

message 2: by Ami (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ami Iida it is very interesting, he makes use of statistics.

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