Sunday, December 27, 2009

Super Freakanomics

By Steven D Leavitt and Stephen J Dubner
The results of an economist and columnist researching a random sprinkling of topics. The authors explore how incentives matter and how actions have unintended consequences. I enjoyed the chapters on global warming and car seats the most. It was entertaining and well written but the research feels random for randomness sake. They were trying a little too hard this time. I liked the book but not nearly as much as the first one. Maybe it's because it isn't as much of a surprise to me this time around and I've been reading a lot of Malcolm Gladwell. His work is very similar.


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