May 18, 2006
TechBookReport on 'Freakonomics'
TBR writes "Freakonomics is one of those books that sets people talking for all the right reasons. It's well-written, extremely interesting and very thought-provoking. In this case the best-seller status and the countless plaudits are an adequate reflection of the quality of the book rather than the result of hype. For those who've not been keeping up with the news, Freakonomics is a book about the work of economist Steven D. Levitt. If your idea of economics is interest rates, monetary policy and the like then think again. Levitt's not interested in that at all. He views economics as the science of making choices, and that's what he looks at - the choices that people make and the often unforeseen consequences of those choices."