Thursday, October 1, 2009

Freakonomics by Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner

I may not agree with all of Steven Levitt's theories - but he certainly presents interesting (and rather persuasive) points of view on lots of varied topics. He talks about things that I think we are naturally curious about - crime and drugs... but he compares these topics with seemingly unrelated (and mundane) subjects (ie. teachers and real estate agents). And in the end, he comes to a conclusion that is very well thought out and reasonable (if not a little controversial) - he forces you to see things in a different light.

And even though it was written by an economist (which sounds totally boring), it is actually fascinating. I really enjoyed this book.

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