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Reactionary math and School Shootings.

A significant portion of the Right is so beholden and controlled by the National Rifle Association and the gun pornographers in the media that they dare not even utter the words gun control. 279 more words

Wc Turck

Freakonomics - Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics is ultimately about the economics behind seemingly random things and the importance of asking questions. For example, Chapter One’s focus: What Do Schoolteachers and Sumo Wrestlers Have in Common? 59 more words


Lady Doritos

Is there a “Doritos for Her” in the works? Speculation erupted after PepsiCo chief executive Indra Nooyi made the following comments during a recent interview with Freakonomics… 470 more words

"Why Do You REALLY Like That Bordeaux?"

This piece, from Obi Wine Kenobi himself (aka Joe Fattorini), is really worth a read to find out why American wine drinks arguably prefer bigger, riper wines while Europeans… don’t. 124 more words

[Ulasan] Freakonomics

“Apapun pekerjaanmu, kamu harus mengerti ekonomi.”

Saya lupa siapa yang mengatakan itu beberapa tahun lalu saat saya bilang saya tidak mengerti ekonomi, tidak tertarik ekonomi, dan… 1,101 more words


Dollars and Sense by Ariely and Kressler

Instant review: solid and helpful introduction to common money mistakes

This book is a perfectly adequate introduction to behavioural economics. Unfortunately, I was familiar with every effect in it, and the book was not particularly funny or interesting (it’s no Freakonomics). 100 more words


We’ve done this repeatedly over our own history. This current wave of immigration is not the first time that we have had a big wave of immigration, that causes turbulence, and then we come out the other side, and we’re all better off.

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