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The Only Two Secrets You Need To Know

A few years before he wrote Freakonomics, Stephen Dubner wanted to follow me around. To shadow me so he can find out how depraved I was. 1,477 more words

Selling healthy nutrition: what the experts just don't get

Earth to Cleveland Clinic: under no circumstances is a bowl of oatmeal (even one as photogenic as this one featured on your Twitter feed) a… 1,939 more words

Wry Society

Books read in 2014

As the year is almost over, it’s time to list the books I’ve read. I always aim for 24 a year, which I never reach, but this year has been particularly pitiful. 318 more words

English

Freaky thoughts: is marketing helpful, or misleading? (Or magic?)

Catching up on podcasts, I just listened to a recent Freakonomics episode that included a lengthy discussion about whether marketing predominantly misleads consumers or guides them in the direction of better products. 332 more words

Freakonomics

Freakonomics
Author: Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner
Genre: Nonfiction
Length: 315 pages

About: “The authors set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more. 120 more words

Nonfiction

The Most Good per Dollar

A problem that seems to haunt a majority of the population is the lack of money. Today’s world believes that money improves life and I believe so as well.  748 more words

Education

Event economics in the digital age

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Yesterday, I read Simon Kuper’s piece in the FT, on “Author Economics”, where he laments how little authors earn these days on the books they sell. 222 more words

Digitalism