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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.
The book makes us think in things we had never thought about. This is good enough by itself. But more important: it shows how important it is to see things with a pinch of salt,... Read morePublished 2 days ago by Fernando Cabral
I found this book to be an engrossing, bizarre, fascinating memorable read. Even if you choose not to believe everything the authors purport, it will get you thinking about things... Read morePublished 3 days ago by Carolin M
I really enjoyed this book. It challenges conventional thinking on several different, seemingly unrelated topics. Read morePublished 8 days ago by joshNOX
Unexpected information, just as cutting an apple and finding an orange inside.Published 8 days ago by carlos montoya
The book is real boring and the author has discussed so many unnecessary things in detail. I have dragged myself till 40% of the book but afterwords i just left as i didnt want to... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Amit
Once I got into the book and understood his way of writing it became enjoyable. It gave me new insight to things I had never thought about before.Published 20 days ago by Lyndel Hammond