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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Freakanomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Levitt is a famous economist.  Dubner is a famous Journalist.  Leavitt has worked on several projects with other economists.  From the book descriptions and notes Leavitt admits to being light on math and all the data and heavy lifting was done by the other people on his projects. 

Dubner has never been known for doing any economic work.  His contribution to the book was introducing Leavitt to a highbrow New York audience. 

When you boil this book down it seems to be a math light economist who can't back up his own research.  He also is a poor enough writer that he needed a journalist to tell his story instead of writing it himself.  Why is he a famous economist again?  If I return to school for my degree in economics or when it's time for college selection for the kids I'll be giving a pass to any university that employs this joker.

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