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Friday, May 06, 2005

Review of Freakonomics, Part Three: In which I conclude my review and tell Dr. Steve what he should do next

To conclude: the book is interesting and fun, but not as fantastically groundbreaking as you've been told.  Although I don't imagine he is reading, I do have some advice to Dr. Steve about what he, "The most brilliant young economist in America," should do next: catch terrorists.

According to Dr. Steve (see the page immediately preceding chapter one), "[G]iven the right data, I have little doubt that I could figure out . . . [how] to put together a set of tools that let us catch terrorists."

Steve, this book is interesting and worthy. But please, if you really want to do something groundbreaking, take up your own challenge.

Posted by Hillel Levin on May 6, 2005 at 09:24 AM in Books | Permalink

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