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Monthly Archives: February 2010

This is a sequel to this team’s first book, Freakonomics.

Super Freakonomics, like Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers, is a testament to the power of statistics, and the surprising information it reveals. For example, believe it or not, it is actually safer to drive home from a party drunk, than to walk. Stuff like that.

But the tone of the book is too chatty, especially in relation to the serious topics that it explores. Modern warfare, drug addiction and prostitution have enough pain and suffering that anyone touching on them should tip their hat to that reality. These authors were a little too cavalier for me. I got tired of the snappy turns of phrases.

My score: C + (and that’s being generous)

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