Monday, October 29, 2007

Freakonomics – Hidden side of Everything by Steven Levitt

Freakonomics – Hidden side of Everything by Steven Levitt, If I have to choose one word to describe this book its – Brilliant.

Author is an unusual economist, who looked up for stories which data can tell and highlight things which normally ignored. Most Economic books are based on a particular concept but this about microeconomics at its better and pulled out from people who have no idea about economic theories. Its an attempt to the explain a theory of ‘truth’ without any underlying self-interest intention.

Although in some cases, I find myself with lot of questions since I fail to accept that sufficient explanations were given to make necessary conclusions. Some answers were obvious and many were surprises. Ofcourse, we don’t need to accept the answer and analysis by Steven made in this book but it sure does highlight a new way of looking at things.

If you a person who like to argue, accepts the other-side-views, interested in analysis then you will truly enjoy reading this book. As one review mentioned this book is the Unconventional Wisdom.

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