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Monday Book Pick: Super Freakonomics

January 14, 2013 – 07:55 | by admin

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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