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Steven D. Levitt

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Steven D. Levitt received a B.A. from Harvard University in 1989 and a Ph.D. from M.I.T. in 1994. He is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago where he has been teaching since 1997. He was awarded the 2003 John Bates Clark Medal, an award that recognizes the most outstanding näytä lisää economist in America under the age of 40. He is the coauthor, with Stephen J. Dubner, of Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. It won the inaugural Quill Award for best business book and a Visionary Award from the National Council on Economic Education. He also wrote SuperFreakonomics, Think Like a Freak and When to Rob a Bank:...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants with Stephen J. Dubner. (Bowker Author Biography) näytä vähemmän
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This was good, but worse than the first. I didn't like a lot of the sections (some of them were entirely not illuminating). The section on Global Cooling, surprisingly, was the best part. I'm not sure if it was true, but it's comforting to know that there are a significant number of ways that are being considered away from the public eye for solving our greenhouse gas issues.

Overall, worth reading, but don't expect anything better than the original Freakonomics
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mrbearbooks | 131 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 22, 2024 |
Good point: This book turned out to be mostly about data mining.
Bad point: I was hoping to read a book about economy for dummies.
Good point: It was fun to read, with lots of silly factoids.
Bad point: the factoids were not all that interesting for people outside of the USA.
Good point: It gave me nice ideas for data mining projects.
Bad point: the cheese. It was everywhere.
Bad point: the ending of each chapter contained at least one paragraph singing praise of Mr. Levitt. Really. I don't care if he's child prodigy / genius / revolutionary. I'm interested in his work, not his person. It's not bloody Bertrand Russell. Let his brilliancy speak for itself.
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jd7h | 456 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 18, 2024 |
Very interesting look at the world around us and the numbers that we THINK affect our world and its trends.
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dlinnen | 456 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 3, 2024 |
Entertaining read, but it was heavy on anecdotes and speculation and light on actual data supporting their conjectures. Wasn't quite up to the standard of the original Freakonomics, but it was amusing enough.
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yaj70 | 23 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jan 22, 2024 |



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