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Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Investment and Economics Book Club
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Jan 30 6:30PM - 8:00PM

To discuss Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Steven Levitt has the most interesting mind in America. . . . Prepare to be dazzled." -- Malcom Gladwell -- Review

Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? Why do drug dealers still live with their moms? How much do parents really matter? How did the legalization of abortion affect the rate of violent crime?

Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, Levitt and Dubner show that economics is, at root, the study of incentiveshow people get what they want, or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing. In Freakonomics, they explore the hidden side of well, everything. The inner workings of a crack gang. The truth about real-estate agents. The myths of campaign finance. The telltale marks of a cheating schoolteacher. The secrets of the Ku Klux Klan.

What unites all these stories is a belief that the modern world, despite a great deal of complexity and downright deceit, is not impenetrable, is not unknowable, andif the right questions are askedis even more intriguing than we think. All it takes is a new way of looking at things.

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