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I was listening to a podcast this week called Freakonomics, which is an extremely entertaining look at interesting topics from the perspective of economists and professionals of any subject. 397 more words

Ten Books That Changed My Life - Part Two

I previously wrote the first five books that changed my life (you can read part one HERE.) Now I’ll cover the other five, all read more recently. 1,658 more words


Freakonomics: Causation vs. Correlation

Bad historical assumptions about why things happen – after all, ice cream consumption was blamed for causing polio once upon a time.


Self Organised Learning Environment

I listen to the Freakonomics Podcast regularly. On it they have some fascinating ideas that are often at odds with general assumptions. One such idea is “spontaneous order”. 138 more words


Freakonomics: Potty Training

Levitt’s incentive scheme for potty training his daughter Amanda backfires.

Clip from the 2010 documentary “Freakonomics: The Movie”.

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The Danger Of Volleyball

Apparently during World Championships action today two players suffered ankle injuries in a single set.¬† With the foot injury suffered by the Bulgarian Yosifov earlier in the tournament (see video below), the ‘spate’ of injuries prompted a reader on the… 383 more words