After two very successful books, societies across the globe bombarded authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner with emails. Ordinary thinkers were asking these mere mortals to do the work of higher powers: to cure obesity, famine, stupidity, and the financial crisis. 381 more words
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The authors of Freakonomics offer to retrain your brain in their new book titled Think Like a Freak. Steven D. Levitt is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago and is known for applying economic theory to subjects normally ignored by traditional economics, such as the economics of drug dealing and the relationship between the legalization of abortion and the reduction in crime. 859 more words
Whilst pondering those questions about shame, I was reminded about a recent Freakonomics podcast on failure.
For those of you unfamiliar with Freakonomics (though I can’t imagine that’s many of you), it is a book, blog, podcast and documentary from the brilliant minds of economist Steven Levitt and writer Stephen Dubner. 754 more words
I have read the previous two books by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. They were fresh and exciting books that gave me a crash course into applicable (and fun) economic principles. 193 more words