“!http://ko.offroadpakistan.com/images/2007/freakonomics.jpg!”:http://www.freakonomics.com/ 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”:http://www.amazon.com/Freakonomics-Revised-Expanded-Economist-Everything/dp/0061234001/sr=8-1/qid=1167998440/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/104-0735866-8419915?ie=UTF8&s=books.
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. “#”:http://www.freakonomics.com/