Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist explores the hidden side of everything

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Economics never classifies as a fun read, right? Wrong. This book by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt describes how as an economist, Steven D. Levitt has to deal with problems as diverse as the connection between legalization of abortion vs number of violent crimes and a question like why do drug dealers live with their mom or how much actually do parents matter. Starting from a mountain of data, Levitt breaks down conventional wisdom by studying the economics of it all as what it really is at its deepest, a study of incentives. You’ll be surprised how many times you’ll be nodding your heads with the discussion in the book.

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