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Freakonomics Review. Freakonomics Study Guide & Notes. Freakonomics Summary & Study Guide includes comprehensive information and analysis to help you understand the book.

Freakonomics Study Guide & Notes

This study guide contains the following sections: This detailed literature summary also contains Further Reading and a Free Quiz on Freakonomics by Steven Levitt. I read the book for university class! - Freakonomics Summary HERE by NathalieSicard on read freakonomics on 43 Things. Remember.

I read the book for university class! - Freakonomics Summary HERE by NathalieSicard on read freakonomics on 43 Things

Freakonomics: What Went Wrong? Examination of a very popular popular-statistics series reveals avoidable errors.

Freakonomics: What Went Wrong?

What Went Right? Responding to Wrong-Headed Attacks. Warning: what follows is a horribly long, inside-baseball post that most people will likely have little interest in reading, and which I had little interest in writing.

What Went Right? Responding to Wrong-Headed Attacks

But it did need to be written. Apologies for the length and the indulgence; we will soon return to our regular programming. I. Going on the attack is generally more fun, profitable, and attention-getting than playing defense. And the primary climatologist it relies on, Ken Caldeira, says "it is an inaccurate portrayal of me" and "misleading" in "many" places. By Joe Romm on October 12, 2009 at 6:28 pm.

and the primary climatologist it relies on, Ken Caldeira, says "it is an inaccurate portrayal of me" and "misleading" in "many" places.

For the First Time in 20 Years, New York's Crime Rate Is on the Rise. In April 2011, a 16-year-old Bronx gang member named Dontae Murray was shot to death in the Morris Heights section of the Bronx.

For the First Time in 20 Years, New York's Crime Rate Is on the Rise

His associates blamed two rival gangs and went looking for revenge. The police caught Murray's killer fairly quickly, but over the next 16 months, the murder sparked a bitter street war between Murray's set, Dub City, and the two other gangs, 280 and WTG—a street war in which the gang members acted, in the words of a veteran prosecutor, like they were in a video game shooting at obstacles, not people. At least 14 people were shot. A series of other shooting incidents was linked to the dispute, along with numerous beatings and strong-arm robberies. By the time police and the Special Narcotics Prosecutor's office took down Murray's key associates at the end of August, the warfare had driven up the crime rate in the 44th Precinct, causing a spike this year of 15 percent, and 19 percent compared with 2010.

C.S. Related Stories. America's Real Criminal Element: Lead. Illustration: Gérard DuBois When Rudy Giuliani ran for mayor of New York City in 1993, he campaigned on a platform of bringing down crime and making the city safe again.

America's Real Criminal Element: Lead

It was a comfortable position for a former federal prosecutor with a tough-guy image, but it was more than mere posturing. Since 1960, rape rates had nearly quadrupled, murder had quintupled, and robbery had grown fourteenfold. New Yorkers felt like they lived in a city under siege. Throughout the campaign, Giuliani embraced a theory of crime fighting called "broken windows," popularized a decade earlier by James Q. Giuliani won the election, and he made good on his crime-fighting promises by selecting Boston police chief Bill Bratton as the NYPD's new commissioner.

The Book Cover Archive: Freakonomics, design by. American Baby Names Are Somehow Getting Even Worse. Deisel, Sketch, Midnight etc can't be good human names because, get this, they are already names for other things. If a name has an x or a z or more than 3 syllables or any association with some pop culture crap like Twilight then it also sucks. Between my wife, myself and my newborn son we have 23 of the 26 letters of the alphabet covered in our full names. Only missing M, Q and Z. Obviously our next child will be named Mozambique.

From a recent NPR piece: "As it becomes more important to differentiate yourself, for jobs and getting into college, people are looking for any way to accomplish that" — including baby names, says Bill Bishop, author of The Big Sort, a book about how Americans are increasingly living among people who share their cultural and political preferences. " Did steve levitt write this racist blog post? A few days ago, Steve Levitt wrote a post on the Freakonomics blog that caught many people by surprise. On December 10, 2012, Levitt posted the following on Freakonomics: In academia, it is seen as an honor when someone wants to reprint one of your published papers in an edited volume of collected papers. It is really an honor if someone wants to take the time to translate it into another language.Roland Fryer and I feel so honored.Back in 2004, Roland and I published a piece in the journal Education Next describing our research on racial test-score gaps.

That paper was recently translated into ghetto English. The new version is here. If you click on the link, you see a version of their paper that uses profanity and street slang. Introducing “Freakonomics Experiments”: A New Marketplace Podcast. RYSSDAL: Time now for a little Freakonomics Radio.

Introducing “Freakonomics Experiments”: A New Marketplace Podcast

It’s that moment every couple of weeks we talk to the coauthors of the book and the blog of the same name. It is the hidden side of everything, of course. And today it is the brains if you will of the operation, Steven Levitt, professor of economics at the University of Chicago. Great to talk to you again.