Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
2005, 2006, Penguin, London

An economist and a journalist look at the economics of everyday life.  From asking questions about real estate agents incentives, to the effect of specific baby names on a child's future potential.

This was a very interesting, if sometimes uncomfortable (the parts on the abortion-crime link), read.  It is data analysis for the morbidly curious.  The only disappointment is that the book portion ends about two-thirds of the way in and the rest is bonus material.

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