A Review of Freakonomics

By | June 22, 2012

Studying economics is something that more and more people have decided to do, ever since the economical and financial crisis information have started to inundate the morning and evening news in 2008. Wanting to learn more about the way the economy is being sustained, maintained and helped all around the world might not be exactly school subjects that have posed any interest to you, but if you have started to be keen on them now, the book called “Freakonomics” written by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner could be certainly aiding you a great deal.

The book can still be found on bookshelves in book stores and even online copies are still available, and finding those places stating “the book can be found here” or “click here to download the Freaknomics book” could be also used. Getting back to the main topic of the book, which is helping regular folks with no economy degrees better grasp the concept of today’s economy and financial state, the popularity of the book is quite easy to see. With so many international money crisis and social instability occurring as we speak, there is no wonder a book that uses simple terms and also a straight forward analysis in order to turn traditional wisdom in its head is more than welcomed.

You should expect to read answers to some intriguing and at least strange questions such as why do drug dealers still leave with their mothers, or maybe even why are the best anti wrinkle creams best anti wrinkle creams so expensive. Do not expect to be reading any weight loss product info descriptions, inside the book, but do expect to find some crazy answers to crazier questions – the answer will all rely on simple economy and they will definitely change the way you used to think so far. Yes, you are very likely to still enjoy your favorite Italian food next time you decide to travel to Europe, but you might be more careful with the way you are going to be spending your money, all thanks to “Freakonomics”.

You should even expect to discover some clever cocktail party conversation starters inside Levitt’s and Dubner’s book. You might be stressed out because of the fact there are not a lot of methodology tips included in the book, and you might be having some trouble putting the things you learn into practice.

The bottom line is that the book has an intriguing narrative that comes to show the shows the relevance of the answers offered to peculiar questions, and it also uses simple and easy to understand economic analysis to offer these answers. Finally, know that Levitt and Dubner claim that “if morality is how we would like the world to work, then economics represents how it actually does work.”