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Book Review: Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

I know next to nothing about economics (it’s about money, right?), so reading this book was a daunting proposition at first, despite it coming with a glowing recommendation from a friend. 242 more words


¿Que tiene que ver la economía con el sumo? ¿Y una banda de traficantes de drogas cuyos miembros todavía viven con sus madres con la posibilidad de ser el padre perfecto? 148 more words

Ioannes Meldon

“Morality (…) represents the way that people would like the world to work – whereas economics represent how it actually does work.”

Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J.

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This Is How I See It


From a recent Freakonomics podcast episode entitled “How to Make People Quit Smoking”.

We actually have a cost per pack, so we actually know that smokers on balance save us 32 cents a pack through smoking due to decreased pension cost, nursing home care cost and the like.

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Freakonomics Conference About page for IOS

This fictional event was created for a shot test brief. I adopted and adapted the visual language of the famous micro-ecenomics media brand to create the about page for this imagined event. 6 more words


Smart Girls Finish Last

Here’s an excerpt from an old Freakonomics podcast Can You Be Too Smart for Your Own Good? And Other FREAK-quently Asked Questions.

DUBNER:  [...]Do you think women are penalized more for being smart or smarter than their peers than men are, and if so, on what dimensions?

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