A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything By Steven Levitt Essay

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After reading Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, it opened my eyes to the most interesting approach to the world. The book name in itself is an odd and unique title. It defines Steven Levitt’s irregular approach to the world of economics and makes you “forget your image of an economist as a crusty professor worried about fluctuating interest rates”, says Publishers Weekly. Steven Levitt focuses his attention on relevant everyday life situations that truly are world issues. The purpose of writing Freakonomics is to make the reader aware and convinced that there is a hidden but obvious side to everything, if you just dig deep enough. Throughout the book, Levitt and Dubner make it clear that economics is a “set of tools, as opposed to a subject of matter” to explore any issue, despite if it is quite unusual. The authors do not single out a certain group of people, but it strongly appeals to young adults. The book talks about education, raising children, and buying homes which are all subjects that apply to young adults’ lives. The authors portray an attitude that is an objective tone which appeals to a younger audience because it is seemingly practical and neutral, but also light hearted and amusing. Freakonomics is meant to be fun and captivating rather than strictly boring facts and statements, which is why it draws in younger adults as well as older adults too. Overall, I have found this book to
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