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Why Numbers are Scary, and Other Stories.

Freakonomics is, undoubtedly, a brilliant book of essays which almost effortlessly uses causality to knit together seemingly disparate truths. However, for me at times it was a hard set of scenarios to grasp. 1,537 more words

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Freakonomics Podcast: Why Don’t We All Speak the Same Language?

There are 7,000 languages spoken on Earth. What are the costs — and benefits — of our modern-day Tower of Babel?”



Book of the Month :: The Hidden Side of Everything

It is a truly brave commentator who’d consider comparing the Ku Klux Klan with a bunch of Estate Agents, but that is exactly what Levitt and Dubner decide to do in Chapter 2 of Freakonomics. 1,574 more words

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Book of the Month :: When Steven met Stephen...

It is the summer of 2003. Europe is sweltering under the worst heatwave for 500 years as Malta, Slovenia, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland all vote to join the European Union. 1,483 more words

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What I Loved: August 2017

Happy September, everyone! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been eagerly awaiting September since the last truly cool day of Spring. I sweat like a running faucet alllll summer long. 1,313 more words

September's Book of the Month

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Podcast Listeners - Gotto love them

If you haven’t listened to a podcast yet then you’ve been living under a rock for the last 13 years – Yes, they have been around since about 2004 with Daily Source Code being one of the first shows produced on a consistent basis. 447 more words