“!!”: A brilliant book. Economics isn’t just about monetary policy, inflation and trade – the book applies it to everyday situations and really brings to life the power of economics. Clicking on the book image will take you to it’s website – so here is the requisite “amazon link”:

bq.. …Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and co-author Stephen J. Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives – how people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. In Freakonomics, they set out to explore the hidden side of — well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher. The secrets of the Ku Klux Klan.

What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world, despite a surfeit of obfuscation, complication, and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not unknowable, and – if the right questions are asked – is even more intriguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking. Steven Levitt, through devilishly clever and clear-eyed thinking, shows how to see through all the clutter. “#”:

3 thoughts on “Freakonomics”

  1. Thanks for posting this book which incidentally I ‘m reading right now.. Stephen J. Dubner also contributes to the Herald Tribune and you might like to read some of his articles there. ..

  2. Yes great book..but if you dont have time to read the book or cant get a hold of it…just download it from bit-torrent it is a big download but worth going over.

    This is what the elite are reading world-wide.

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