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Monday Book Pick: Super Freakonomics

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Super Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and SStephen J. Dubner

The Rogue Economists are back. This one is as fun as the first one. They tackle a wide range of issues, including:

  • Why walking drunk as, if not more, dangerous than driving drunk
  • This history of the economics of prostitution in the US, and a look at the low and high ends of modern prositution in the US.
  • Why the solutions to global climate change a group of really smart people came up with are so different than the solutions Algore wants.

Oh, there is more, those are just a sample. Here is one data point that shouldn’t suprise you, a “low end” prostitute in Chicago is much more likely to have sex with a Chicago police officer than be arrested by Chicago police officer.

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