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Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Freakanomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
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.