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Economical with the freakiness

Advantages: Accessible, intriguing, thought-provoking
Disadvantages: Over-hyped, sometimes simplistic

What's in a name? How does it affect your chances in life if your parents call you by a name like Winner, for example, or Loser? Or even Shithead? These are just a few of the questions that this intriguing book attempts to answer. What's in a nam ...

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Review of Freakonomics - Steven Levitt, Stephen Dubner

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To put an Ass before U and Me

Advantages: Informative and thought provoking
Disadvantages: Bit light weight at times with the analysis

If the thought of the local chavs dressing up this Halloween and demanding sweets with menaces does not fill you with dread then maybe the thought of reading a book based on the application of Economic statistical analysis just might, however in reality y ...

atticusuk 28.10.2006 · Read full review
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Freakonomics

Advantages: It's funny, insightful, genuinely thought provoking and a fairly easy read
Disadvantages: It sometimes feels like the writer is trying too hard to be seen to be an innovative thinker

This fantastic book serves two functions. If you're a bit of a cynic then you will find this book highly amusing. If, deep down, you believe that almost everyone, no matter how upstanding a pillar of the community, is running some kind of scam in some ...

LightyN1 17.08.2006 · Read full review
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Freakonomics

Advantages: Amusing, interesting, good value for money, readable by anyone
Disadvantages: Lots of figures

When i tell people to read this book usually the first response is along the lines of "economics? i would i waste my time reading a book about business? It has nothing to do with me". The fact is, as this book will show you, economics is not just about bu ...

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a little to freaky?

Advantages: witty and a breeze to read good for those not into fiction in a big way
Disadvantages: a tad repetitive and fairly short, lots of meaningless figures

whilst i found this book a real pleasure to read i can imagine why another might be tempted to shut it out at an arbitrary boring point. The book whilst explanatory and whimsicle in its portrayal of modern day algorithms and other socio-economic affairs i ...

sandyqpr 09.06.2006 · Read full review
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