Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side Of Everything by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner
I don’t really know that there’s much to say about Freakonomics that hasn’t been already said a million times, since this book has been EVERYWHERE since it was released a few years ago. Needless to say, I needed to remedy the fact that I was like the only person on Earth who hadn’t read Freakonomics, and I’m very glad I finally did. Steven Levitt’s economics is my new favorite kind of economics — the application of the principles of economics to more interesting, everyday issues, like why do drug dealers still live with their moms? And what do school teachers and sumo wrestlers have in common with each other? I have a serious love of odd history and weird social science, so Freakonomics was right up my alley and it definitely did not disappoint.