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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 a good read for anyone who would like to look at the world from a different angle. Some of the things in this book will definitely make you think "yeah that is... Read morePublished 3 days ago by paul
Levitt's ability to decipher data- realizing facts out of seemingly arbitrary information had me riveted to the novel from page one. Read morePublished 5 days ago by A Wegner
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 8 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 9 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 12 days ago by William I. Kipp