Analysis Of The Book ' Freakonomics ' By Steven D. Levitt

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Freakonomics written by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. Copyright, 2005 by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. A non-fiction book about the intertwining discourses of pop culture and economics. Steven David Levitt is an American economist who is well known for his work that specifically focuses on crime, and the connection between legalized abortion and the effect it has on crime rates. Mr. Levitt is currently the “William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor of Economics” at the University of Chicago. He coauthored the book Freakonomics with Stephen J. Dubner who is an American journalist who has written four books as well as several articles. He is best known however, for his work with Steven Levitt. The intended audience for this book is high school seniors and older. This is the intended audience for this book because the course economics is offered to high school seniors, only. Therefore, it would be logical to offer this piece of literature to this age group as a piece of the class or for better understanding of the subject, economics. This book is also intended for ages older than high school because it is a higher level reading, some of the vocabulary words used throughout the book would be difficult for people of younger age groups to comprehend. The main point the author wishes to make in this book is to challenge prior beliefs and the make the reader see normal, everyday occurrences through a different lense. Although there is not one uniform…
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