this book: Heading out of the office on Friday, I grabbed
a review copy of the book Freakonomics sent
to one of Hammock Publishing’s magazines and threw it in my backpack to
read during my travel over the weekend. I knew nothing about it —
hadn’t even heard of it.
It’s great. Don’t worry, it has nothing to do with math or
kind of economics you may have taken in school. Rather, this book
economics of things like Chicago crack pushers or why sumo wrestlers
may cheat. Or whether a swimming pool or gun
is more dangerous.
I can’t think of a book I
have enjoyed more in a long, long time. Entertaining, insightful and
filled with page-after-page of debunked conventional wisdom.