Freakonomics Research Paper

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Freakonomics Essay
Freakonomics is a mind bending, engaging and controversial look into a never before talked about side of economics. From relating the Ku Klux Klan to real estate agents and to why drug dealers are living with their moms Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner turn conventional wisdom on its head. As a whole I enjoyed the book, but there were some things that annoyed me and that I didn’t like and/or confused me. Freakonomics makes you think differently about topics you thought you already knew the answer to. To most with little knowledge of writing techniques they would not have noticed/comprehended the authors uses of rhetoric and tone but luckily from these past few years of English classes I was able to pick up and see
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Also to not be afraid to speak up and search for your ideas even if your opinion will make others feel uncomfortable and maybe even make you unliked by others As Freakonomics says in its epilogue on page 209 “and now, with all these pages behind us, an early promise has been confirmed: this book indeed has no ‘unifying theme.’ But if theres is no unifying theme to Freakonomics, there is at least a common thread running through the everyday application of Freakonomics. It has to do with thinking sensibly about how people behave in the real world.”
From reading Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, I have pondered thoughts i never even knew I had and have even had my mind changed. There were moments I sat there and was like what are they talking about and then there were moments while reading that I would actually say “wow” out loud and just be in absolute awe of what they were
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