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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.
For me economics was not even a science. I assume it was a study on how to make money. But much, much more than that. Freakonomics will demonstrate that to view in spades. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Edward Zivica
Too many stats for me. Didn't finish it. Prose was good, but not enough to keep me interested.Published 4 days ago by Neil L. Kleeger
This book looks at economics as a collection of tools that can be used to gain answers to complex questions in many fields,not previously answerable, to re-examine settled answers... Read morePublished 5 days ago by William Kunkel
interesting way to look at events that shape our lives and see what will be recorded as history.Published 5 days ago by dave9137
I did like this book but I'm not sure I agree with Steven Levitt's view of current economic trends. However the humorous twist made reading a book on economics a lot easier. Read morePublished 10 days ago by grammie