Economics attempts to show how the world really
works. Many times it can cut through what we think
we know and show us what really is.
QUESTION: What does the
introduction say about
wisdom, and dramatic effects?
Chapter 1: What Do
Schoolteachers and Sumo
Wrestlers Have in Common?
o What are three types of incentives mentioned in
Chapter 1, and how are they different?
The three types of incentives mentioned in chapter one are economic, social, and
Two Paths to Harvard
Question: What do the authors mean when they say if
morality represents an ideal world, then economics
represents the actual world? Think about the book and
give examples. What is your reaction to their statement?
Chapter 4 Where Have All the
This chapter considers a variety of possible explanations for the significant
drop in crime and crime rates that occurred in the 1990s. Based on articles
that appeared in the countrys largest newspapers, the au
Why Do Drug Dealers
Still Live with Their Moms?
One of the themes of this book is that the conventional wisdom is
often wrong. Levitt and Dubner cite several examples of conventional
wisdom which is demonstrably in error. They go to note that e
Chapter 5 What Makes
a Perfect Parent?
This chapter examines the influence many variables have
on the performance of children on standardized tests. The
chapter begins by reviewing how many parents get
educated on raising their children and how parenting
Chapter 6 Perfect
Parenting Part II, or,
Would a Roshanda by
Any Other Name Smell
This chapter continues to explore the question of
what impacts parents have on their childs success
by focusing on the effects, if any, of the childs
Chapter 2 How Is the Ku Klux
Like a Group of Real-Estate
This chapter is all about information: the advantages it grants to those
who have it, the disadvantages it imposes on those who do not, the
ways it can be misused, and the ways it can b
Principles of the Constitution
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Political power belongs to the people
Government gets permission to rule by people
See this first in Declaration
NO gov't is all powerful
Rule of Law=
Forms of Government
Thursday, August 4, 2016
The whole population or all eligible members of a state are
represented by elected representatives. Concept of voting, and
majority rule: minority still has rights.
Examples: Australia, Unite
Articles of Confederation
Monday, August 8, 2016
1st attempt of government
Article: a piece, item or object
Confederation: joining of several groups for a common purpose
Congress only body created
Each state had on