A review of Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner's off-beat work on economics and society entitled "Freakonomics."
# 97222 | 1,208 words | 1 source | MLA | 2007 |
Published on Jul 27, 2007 in Criminology (Drugs Enforcement) , Criminology (Criminal Justice and Corrections) , Sociology (General) , Economics (General)
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This book review examines the chapters in Levitt and Dubner's off-beat and irreverent work, "Freakonomics", which covers many issues in society from an economic bent. Some of the outlooks may be controversial, yet the reviewer sees them as quite valid. According to the review, Levitt and Dubner interview many people from different segments of the working world to gather information about society. The review also illustrates the authors' views on crime, and the circumstances that cause it to rise or fall. The review concludes by showing how the authors discuss thinking "sensibly" about real people in the real world. They urge skepticism with accepted wisdom, and looking underneath a layer of society to discover the truth.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Levitt, Steven D. and Dubner, Stephen J. Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything. New York: HarperCollins, 2005.
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