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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything


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GameGhanger, January 1, 2011 (view all comments by GameGhanger)
Excellent and funny!
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wurdnurd, February 18, 2010 (view all comments by wurdnurd)
Humorous, lively and well-paced, this book does to economics what Malcolm Gladwell did to marketing and sociology. While statistical data is used, it’s in a narrow and limited context, leaving the compelling arguments to the anecdotes and other anomalous evidence. This, in itself, isn’t a problem, as it makes for thoughtful reading. Especially glaring was the final chapter about race, parenting, and naming a child an obviously “black” name undermines that child’s potential success. Of course, the first thought is of a black boy born to an unmarried, itinerant mother, who named her little boy a “black” name: Barack Hussein Obama. Just a reminder that, while numbers may not lie, analyses and generalizations don’t always speak the truth.
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Freakonomics is a great book. It takes a look at a variety of societal events that on the surface appear to have nothing in common, but when inspected more closely you discover there is corelational evidence that things are more connected than we realize.
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A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything
Levitt, Steven D
Vollmer, Chuck
Dubner, Stephen J.
Levitt, Steven D.
William Morrow Paperbacks
Popular Culture - General
Probability & Statistics - General
General Business & Economics
Economics - General
New Business Enterprises
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Jobenomics deals with the economics of job, wealth and revenue creation--the substance of which powers the US economy, sustains the American way of life, and secures US national sovereignty. Jobenomics, the book, focuses on the employed and jobs creation--the segment of our society that represents America’s economic engine.




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Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner offer the long-awaited paperback edition of Freakonomics, the runaway bestseller, including six Freakonomics columns from the New York Times Magazine and a Q & A with the authors.

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Today, this engine has stalled. The decade of the 2000s lost one million American jobs, whereas the previous three decades averaged approximately 20 million new jobs per decade. If the next decade, the 2010s, generates only marginal jobs growth, the US economy could collapse under the weight of US debt and obligations. The US has several hundred trillions of dollars worth of debt, which it will not be able to pay if its workforce does not grow. The Jobenomics team is launching a national 20 by 20 campaign to create 20 million new US private sector jobs by 2020.  20 by 20 includes initiatives for government, large business, small and self-employed businesses, foreign investment in US businesses, and major emerging technology initiatives. Through Jobenomics, Americans will have common cause and resources to create jobs in order to build a more prosperous future.

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