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Super Freakonomics by Steven B Levitt and Stephen J Dubner


Incredibly Freakonomics by Steven B Levitt and Stephen J Dubner

This is billed as the “explosive” follow-up to Freakonomics,” and is subtitled: International Cooling, Patriotic Woman Of The Streets and Why Suicide Bombers Need To Purchase Life Insurance Coverage.

Obviously the world can’t get enough of this group who keep questioning our presumptions about how the world works, and how we need to be examining the data the media bombards us with.

They open with something that’s not intuitively apparent– according to the data (and if you accept their presumption that individuals stroll as much intoxicated as they drive), it’s far much safer for the intoxicated individual to drive intoxicated than to stroll intoxicated.

It’s far much safer for other chauffeurs for drunks to stroll, however for the intoxicated, it’s much safer to drive– so they do not rest in the middle of the street and lose consciousness, fall in front of an automobile, cross a street without looking, or the other unsafe things intoxicated pedestrians do. They didn’t even consist of the genuine possibility (in some communities) of being robbed.

It ends with descriptions of how a research study researcher taught monkeys to worth coins– they even found prostitution.

Along the method, they take a close take a look at the economics of (human) woman of the street, comparing what it was several years ago to today.

Much more possibly questionable is the chapter on worldwide warming, which highlights a business headed by a previous Microsoft worker who is leading other geniuses to discover cost-efficient methods to generate income by fixing the world’s issues.

These researchers appear to typically think the world is slowly warming, however are well-aware that the present designs are not advanced enough, putting them outside the wild ecological camp.

The authors discuss how the present ecological motion appears just like a religious beliefs that is trying to restrict co2 not simply as a technique to lower worldwide warming, however to intentionally ruin civilization as we understand of. They mention this, and appear knowledgeable about the risk, however do not go deeply into the inspirations of the fanatical ecologists or explore what are their real objectives.

Rather they take “decreasing worldwide warming” as the objective, and after that let the researchers go over how it might be achieved at little expense.

As somebody who does not pretend to be an environment researcher, I’m an agnostic on worldwide warming.

However as somebody who sees the proposed “services” for the supposed risk of worldwide warming as a risk to humankind’s liberty and financial advancement, I want they ‘d gone even more in exposing the extreme ecologists who are utilizing environment modification as a method, not an end.

They even re-open the notorious Cat Genovese case, though obviously have not check out Robert Cialdini’s description that the next-door neighbors who did witness the attack or her murder thought another person had actually called the authorities. They found that somebody did call the authorities, who obviously were sluggish to respond, because no one understood how seriously she was injured.

I personally enjoy this kind of utilizing truths to unmask misconceptions. Lord understands we require a lot more truths and context and a lot less media lies and distortions.

Super Freakonomics by Steven B Levitt and Stephen J Dubner

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