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

 
The best thing about this book is the title:  Feakonomics.  Beyond that it mostly seems pretty banal:
 
The small club of professional sumo wrestlers work the system to help each other keep their status. Isn’t that what professionals do…
 
Some number of teachers in Chicago cheated on state mandated test grades. I am shocked, shocked I tell you…
 
When the sales price is actually going into a realtor’s pocket, they definitely want more of it.  Your point being…
 
To the bizzare:
 
So all those aborted babies since Roe v. Wade are why the crime rates went down in the 1990s.  Hmmm, that seems harsh on those parents, not to mention the unborn kids, too…
 
But then later, whether a child’s family is intact or not doesn’t seem to matter. Huh?
 
rogue [ rohg ] (noun):  An unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person; a scoundrel or rascal.
 
It does give one pause… (2 of 5 Stars)
 

Link to Freakonomics on Amazon (Paid Link)

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