Freakonomics

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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything is a nonfiction economics business book written by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. This is also the name of the website featuring economics radio shows.

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  • Sharon Liang
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This this is a very interesting book. I enjoyed the economic side of the book. It has great references for duneoneconomics. I enjoy finding that hidden side of everything in this book."
  • Ethan McDonald
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I picked this book up out of curiosity. I don't know much about economics, but after reading this, I feel like I know a lot more. If you're looking to get into the world of economics, or just looking in general to strengthen your repertoire, go for it!"
  • Eric Chen
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "So I have actually read Freakonomics over 15 times. Its one of my favorite books. Unfortunatly for this topic, the book has nothing to do with Christianity and its on the far far far left spectrum of being a business book. Its a comical statistics book. "
  • Andrea Perkins
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This book puts on a new spin for economics, but in a very enthralling, informative and interesting twist. While it is unconventional from what one would expect to learn from reading an economic book, it's actually quite refreshing and a great book! The author poses questions that many would not think falls into the category of economics, but he will explain why it does and may blow your mind a bit with this knowledge. I think it's a wonderful, new twist to what could be a bland read!"
  • Eugene Barnes
    Written on May 17, 2018
    "I think Freakonomics is a great book. I thought it was well-written and interesting. I loved the hidden connections that, unless you did the research, you would have missed. "
  • Christine Cole
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is the type of book I am looking for honestly as of right now of just finishing a book that is all about adventure, I am in the mood to purchase something satire like Freakonomics. I have not read the book yet but I am confident enough to say that this is one of the few books on top of my head that is one of the best when it comes to being hilarious for me to recommend to others."
  • Danielle Spencer
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "If you're into books with apples on the cover this is one of the best! Its a really interesting look at economics that is simple for a layperson to understand. This isn't a boring textbook, it gives a much more fascinating look at economics and how it explains our motivations."
  • Wayne Adams
    Written on September 26, 2018
    "As an economics major, listening to Freako improved my undrsatnding of the world economics. Not only that, I also got to understood everyday decision making of people when it comes to spending or saving and lots of other economics events."
  • Keith Young
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "ive heard about this book from a few people actually. everyone says how good the book is and that i should read it"
  • Craig Graham
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Freakonomics has a reputation for bringing economics to the common person. The reputation is deserved, but like the authors explain when discussing the realtor scenario - always look for conflict of interest. Are the authors actually telling us the whole story, or are they just trying to sell their books - then their movie? Freakonomics is an OK beginner book, and I hope it bodes well for things to come, however it is not the ideal result of getting economic concepts into everyday hands. It is indeed distorted and manipulative in its own way."
  • Jason Weaver
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "There's not much to say here. Freakonomics is a cornerstone of economics. Its not the end all and be all, but its a great resource. Stop debating and get it."
  • Nancy Holland
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "This is an eye-opening book that shows how economics and statistics can explain why our world works the way it does. Some of the reasonings seem a bit far fetched, but this is definitely not my area of expertise, so who am I to judge? Anyway, definitely the most interesting book on economics I've ever read!"
  • Angélica Castillo
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Looking at a different perspective of capitalism. It has a darker side to it,"
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