Saturday, May 27, 2006

what is a rogue economist--and is that anything like a rampaging librarian?

So i just finished Freakonomics: a Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt (the Rogue Economist) and Stephen J. Dubner (why do i like to begin sentences with so--is that normal--not that i would want to be considered normal just wondering--and who exactly AM i addressing?). ANYWAY the book was wonderfully interesting, amusing and ever so slightly disturbing...
If you find the thought of reading about reading about economics incredibly boring don't worry about it, Leavitt finds regular economic theory a bit wearisome as well--he asks questions such as "What do school teachers and sumo wrestlers have in common; why do drug dealers still live with their moms; what is more dangerous: a gun or a swimming pool; and what really is in a name.
More than anything else this book will really make you think, and ask questions (or at least it did me) and it makes a hell of alot of sense.

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