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Book Review “Freakonomics” Freakonomics is a book in which the authors, a renowned economist and a journalist from the New York Times, strive to bring interesting cases and seek explanations that go beyond the moral response that is often transmitted from the media. Freakonomics is a term used by the author to refer to the study of rare items that we consider from the standpoint of an economics professor, from the traditional academic perspective. In the introduction they explains that morality could be defined as the manner to which people would like the world to work, while the economy is really how it works. Especially if it's an economy that measures and analyzes, a separation that is not obvious or easy. They define economy as the study of incentives and how they are pursued. The book says the game rules in what is considered the economy. How money buys elections, the use of inside information from criminologists that make up the estate agent. How modern life is based on incentives, An endless number of topics
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This note was uploaded on 08/09/2011 for the course ECON 123 taught by Professor Other during the Spring '11 term at Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra.

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