Freakonomics Chapter Summary

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Freakonomics is somewhat random grab bag of topics. The unifying theme of this book for me was finding ways to ask questions so that one's available statistics and data can provide an answer, time after time they used available statistics to provide some time of reasoning or answers to the question being asked. Some of these efforts were more successful than others. Some of the questions Levitt and Dubner study felt unnecessary, that no one really cares about. But there are also some good subjects. The book changes subjects chapter to chapter. Chapter one there are three kinds of incentives: economic, social, and moral, and often incentive schemes will include all three of these. The next chapter aims to answer the question, “How is the Ku Klux Klan like a group of real estate agents”(Levitt, Steven D)? This chapter also discuss what happens when one party has more information than the other party. Chapter three ask why do drug dealers still live with their moms. The biggest takeaway from this chapter is the similarity between the drug dealing empire and corporate America, but we all kinda knew this. Chapter four Levitt expands on the crime and abortion correlation. This chapter also introduces the concept of black markets. Finally, the content…show more content…
Freakonomics is six chapters that are all different, they all have different ideas, different stories, and different views. “Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J Dubner have subjects from teachers to criminals”( Levitt, Steven D). The book is all over the place. However it isn't a boring read, it kept my attention all the way through. The book is a great read, very interesting. Just hard to kept going when it's all so random and it repeats itself a lot. “So this is a book that is happy to take a hard look at facts: it is only interested in the numbers, and not in how we might prefer to interpret them”( Lezard,

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