Book Reviews

So many books (you know the rest)

Freakonomics
by Steven D. Levitt
Published in 2005 (I finished it on March 05, 2011)

This book hopefully gets people thinking differently, asking different types of questions. It’s a fascinating wild ride on exploring data sets and seeing where the correlations lie. That said, some may find some of the findings distasteful or offensive, mainly when it comes to abortion and the discovery that the crime rate was lower years later when any unwanted children were, in fact, never born. It doesn’t suggest that it’s the best or most moral solution; it merely observes the data. Other stories are about the business and danger of drug dealing, the ineffectiveness of obsessive parenting, and cheating in the school system. It’s a great and informative read.

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