SUPERFREAKONOMICS: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance A sequel to the megaselling Freakonomics (2005). It's not exactly economics for dummies—or, as Levitt (Economics/Univ. of Chicago) and business journalist Dubner (Confessions of a Hero-Worshiper, 2003, etc.) write, "Chicken Soup for the Freakonomics Soul"—but this follow-up is certainly more of the same, a relentlessly enthusiastic cheer for the application of the dismal science to everyday life
Review: Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance Following up on their entertaining and thoughtprovoking book on economics for noneconomists, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner repeat their successful formula with this sequel. The theme throughout both titles is that people are more likely to follow a lifestyle or activity if there's a positive “what's in it for me” outcome. “Incentive” is the key word, whether it's doing something outwardly ...
It was great Just read it
I always like books that allow me to see a new and interesting side to the world. In SuperFreakonomics Steven Levitt continues his fascinating journey of the everyday and sometimes mundane world through the eyes of an economist. This book allows readers to get an accurate grasp about the scale of events, like failed terrorist attempt, on everyday life. He does this by providing insightful facts and statistics all while clearly explaining how they involve everyone. On every page of this book I learn something new. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn more about anything. The only sticking point about how this book is written is that there are some tangents that bring the reader off the main point of the chapter. But even the tangents are interesting and insightful. This is a great book.
LibraryThing Review I enjoyed this even more than Freakonomics, mainly because they covered more ground. Super Freakonomics is well written, fun to read and good food for thought. Levitt and Dubner still rely on data to
LibraryThing Review While I thoroughly enjoyed the first book, Freakonomics, I felt that SuperFreakonomics lacked some of the spark the first book had. The book still applied humor and economics in laymen terms, but