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Freakonomics | Study Guide

Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner

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Freakonomics | Chapter Summaries


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Chapter Summary
Introduction The authors open with a controversial economic puzzle that aptly demonstrates the fact that conventional wisdom and obvi... Read More
Chapter 1 The authors demonstrate how the study of economics is not always a dry crunching of numbers but rather more like a detec... Read More
Chapter 2 The authors examine the Ku Klux Klan from social and economic standpoints. The emotional reverberations of Klan activiti... Read More
Chapter 3 Throughout the book, the authors go to great lengths to dismantle long-held erroneous beliefs provided by conventional w... Read More
Chapter 4 Since conventional wisdom often links cause and effect through proximity and distance, the example of the link between a... Read More
Chapter 5 Now that the reader understands that correlation and causality aren't necessarily linked—and that people will often choo... Read More
Chapter 6 The authors again highlight that even though conventional wisdom points out some obvious correlations between the act of... Read More
Epilogue The authors come full circle in linking seemingly unrelated topics and fields through the lens of economics. They set ou... Read More
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