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Steven D. Levitt is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and a recipient of the John Bates Clark Medal, awarded to the most influential economist under the age of forty. He is also founder of The Greatest Good, a company that applies Freakonomic principles to philanthropy and business.
Stephen J. Dubner, a former writer and editor at The New York Times Magazine, is the author of Turbulent Souls (Choosing My Religion), Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, and the children's book The Boy with Two Belly Buttons.
I found this book very interesting vacation reading.
This book does not emphasize right or wrong, fact or fiction; it emphasizes what a person can see, learn or understand when you break out of conventional thinking.
Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner is a great book that provides a very interesting twist on economics.
This book is chock full of interesting and unexpected observations/conclusions. That makes it good to read. But there is absolutely no takeaway. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Destination Infinity
This book is well written and contains a lot of interesting stories. Each chapter tells a different story, making it an easy book to pick up and set down for later. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Philip van der Linden
If you're interested in how life REALLY works, you should read this book. It could be an eye-opener. Read morePublished 7 days ago by William I. Kipp
What an interesting book! This book looks at several parts of life and how economics and the course of history was changed by events that were seemingly unrelated. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Lopa
Read Freakonomics on the beach, the plane, or waiting room when you want something light and entertaining. It's a fun book to read along with friends/partners and discuss.Published 11 days ago by TheDeb