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Review: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Robert Finn

The authors of this wideranging and unconventional book seem almost proud to announce that it has no single unifying theme. It is, they proclaim in their subtitle, about "everything." Dare a humble book reviewer suggest that they are wrong? One motif that runs consistently through their book is a disdain and skepticism about "experts" in general whether pollsters, real estate agents, law ... Read full review

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User Review  - xiaomarlo - www.librarything.com

It's like a Malcolm Gladwell book, but written by economists -- it's definitely got that asshole quality about it where they're like "we're just looking at the numbers! we're the only ones being ... Read full review

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User Review  - cavernism - www.librarything.com

Interesting enough that I got through it pretty quickly, but each chapter was kind of ..unsatisfying. I wasn't shocked or awed by many hypotheses or "revelations" put forth, and I don't know if I came ... Read full review

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User Review  - VhartPowers - www.librarything.com

Topics include KKK, cheating teachers, gangs, swimming pools are more dangerous than guns and parental influence on their children. Great book. Quick read. The ending probably won't be a surprise though. Read full review

User Review  - Amy M. - Overstock.com

Great book. We bought several copies and gave them as Christmas gifts to family members. The book offers an accessible way to understand connections that most people are too busy to think about. Read full review

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User Review  - Eoin - www.librarything.com

The two authors each had half a book. Interesting books, but only halves. Fun, easy, interesting, overrated. Worth it for Orangejello. Read full review

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User Review  - margaretfield - LibraryThing

study by study details are interesting but does not hang together as a whole book. some of the conclusions seem questionable Read full review

User Review  - hollywest - Overstock.com

Great interesting read. Will open your mind and give you lots of fun facts to share. Read full review

User Review  - rata2fe - Overstock.com

Good book. Makes you think. Read full review

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User Review  - DelightedLibrarian - LibraryThing

This book actually piqued my interest in Economics, something that i thought was impossible. Read full review

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