Freakonomics Book Review Essay

630 Words Mar 27th, 2011 3 Pages
Maria Vega
March 9, 2010
Freakonmics: A Rougue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
What they were all responding to was the force of Levitt’s underly- ing belief: that the modern world, despite a surfeit of obfuscation, complication, and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not un- knowable, and—if the right questions are asked—is even more in- triguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking. - Stephen J. Dubner.
Freakonmics is a book written by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubuer. Steven d. Lennits is the living definition of the phrase “ Think Outside the Box” He is not a typical economist, he even states it in the book’s introduction, “I’m not good at math, I don’t know a lot of econometrics, and I also
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Would Roshanda by Any other name be smell as sweet? This chapter goes on by saying that even the name your parents assign to you shows a bit of their love.
These as you can see they are not the usual chapter titles, these do leave you thinking “What?” or “Really why?” This keeps you reading. It is really hard not to be triggered by the answers of these questions and the interpretation of them in your daily lives.
The facts that actually caught the most my attention was the on Chapter 4 was that he stated that as Crack become more popular they had a few more police going against it, but this actually did not change much, it only made it better for drug dealer. You might wonder why? So read the book, just kidding. Here it goes, how the drugs
Were now scarcer they could put the prices higher. This teaches us that we have to really look careful to what our government does, because we at the moment might think its better but it sometimes can be worse.

This book is an eye opener, making you look at things in a different way changing your views and perspective of things we thought were impossible or that they had no relationship at all. He incentives you to formulate the correct questions by questioning everything that you feel curious about. Just remember what a genius once said, "I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious."- Albert Einstein. Just remember how the book says…

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