Book Statement: Freakonomics
To get my fourth quarter publication report Choice to read Freakonomics by Steven D. Levit and Stephan J. Dubner. To be honest, I used to be dreading reading this book. My first thought was that it was going to always be boring and like all economic textbooks, but I actually am very happy to say that I had been pleasantly surprised! Not only is this book easy to read and understand, it completely improved my view on the subject of economics. I now come with an appreciation intended for economics and understand that that plays an essential role in every of our lives.
Inside the novel Freakonomics, Levit and Dubner try to take a exclusive approach to analyzing reasons behind for what reason things take place in our culture. Essentially, " What this book is about is usually stripping a layer or two from the surface of modern existence and viewing what is happening below. вЂќ (10) A perfect example of this is how that they discovered that the legalization of abortion was the cause of crime dropping to its lowest level in thirty-five years. While most professional economists just attributed the drop for the wellness with the economy, the increase in firearm control laws and the new policing strategies, Levit and Dubner searched for other opportunities where no one else thought to look. That is when they realized that approximately 20 years before the extreme drop in crime, illigal baby killing was legalized. Studies have shown that " вЂ¦ children born in an adverse family members environment is far more likely than any other children to become criminal. вЂќ (4) As a result, this theory was tested further by the fact that around the time once these children would have started committing criminal activity, there was even less crime.
Anything in the novel Freakonomics that I found to get even more interesting than child killingilligal baby killing stopping criminal activity was Chapter 5: " What Makes a great Parent? вЂќ In this section the authors try to distinguish myths regarding parenting by facts they discovered after doing studies. For example , evidently having a large number of books having many literature in your...