Freakonomics
Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt

by

Jack Shields

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Chapter 1

Levitt and Dubner begin the chapter by posing a question about the relationship between schoolteachers and Sumo wrestlers. In this chapter, the aut...

Chapter 2

The authors open this chapter with an anecdote about the Ku Klux Klan. To explain the similarity of the K.K.K. to realtors, the writers trace the K...

Chapter 3

The chapter commences with yet another question, why do drug dealers still live with their moms? To respond to this question, Levitt and D...

Chapter 4

Many would consider this section as the most controversial in this book as the authors discuss in details the causes of the dramatic decline in cri...

Chapter 5

The authors start the chapter admitting that parenting is a challenging responsibility which is not only made worse by peers but also mostly by mes...

Chapter 6

As a continuation of Chapter 5, Levitt and Dubner claim that every parent hopes that they are able to impact their child’s future in every decisi...

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