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    Read SuperFreakonomics Global Cooling Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance Steven D. Levitt ¶ 0 Review Free download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¶ Steven D. Levitt Microeconomics Ever since I read the first Freakonomics book years ago I became a super freak and LOVED the real world expose on things we always seem to take for grantedIncentives work Period They work to control our behavior than anything else Prostitution was huge years ago because it paid very well compared

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SuperFreakonomics Global Cooling Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

SuperFreakonomics Global Cooling Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance Free read ¼ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Free download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¶ Steven D. Levitt Steven D. Levitt ¶ 0 Review Apy prescribed so often if it's so ineffective Can a sex change boost your salarySuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again exploring the hidden side of everything with such uestions asHow is a street prostitute like a department store SantaWhy are doctors so bad at washing their handsHow much good do car seats doWhat's the best way to catch a terroristDid TV cause a rise in crimeWhat do hurricanes heart attacks and highway deaths have in commonAre people hard wired for altruism or selfishnes. I liked this book than I expected I would like it and liked it than their previous effort but have given it less stars this time than the last one The reason for this is that their last book introduced me to the whole field of behavioural economics and one is always fond of books that introduce entire new fieldsI had some real problems with some of the contents of this book or rather not the contents so much as the underlying philosophy There is a lack of consistency of thought behind this one that is uite startling Look I m than happy to go with the whole Walt Whitman thing about being large and complex beings and therefore admitting of contradictions but only so farThe underlying premise of this one is that people respond to incentives The problem is that people don t necessarily respond to incentives in the ways that we might expect As a theme this is utterly fascinating although a much better book on this subject is Predictably Irrational The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions The problem with this book is that the thinkers here aren t able to hold an idea like that in their heads the whole way through and to see where their examples illustrate that idea and when their examples contradict that idea What the lesson of this book ought to have beenThe world is a very complex place We learn rules and laws and tendencies of behaviour mostly by holding all the endless numbers of variables or less eual while fiddling with only one variable at a time Sometimes this brings great insight often not but in trying to understand incredibly complex systems this method of fiddling has the advantage that in holding all other things eual we get an idea of what the particular knob we are fiddling with effects when you turn it With human behaviour even economic behaviour you are always dealing with incredible complexity However people tend to behave in ways that are fairly predictable and we can devise experiments that test how they will behave that do hold some of the other variables pretty constant Some of those experiments say incredibly fascinating things about what it is to be human But don t ever forget that people are not simple they are always complex and just because you think you have them down pat they are always ALWAYS capable of surprising you either with how nice they can be or with how bloody appallingly they can behaveIf this book had done this and been consistent in having done this I probably would have given it five stars As you see I don t ask much I don t think this book really does know what message it truly wants to get across and so it reads like a series of sometimes interesting bits of information that are spat out one after another before they have been properly digested or even properly masticated The whole thing is a bit of a mess really saved only by the inherent interest there is in the subject This might be best illustrated with an example from the first book where they spoke about the Israeli day care centre that started charging parents for being late fascinating example of incentives and unintended conseuences but if you want to understand this example then don t read about it in Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything get hold of Predictably Irrational The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions I would have thought that the lesson this book would have wanted to make abundantly clear would be that complex systems respond in unpredictable ways to simple interventions There may be consistent patterns that we can understand but overall you are better having an open mind when you come to a new example of incentives and interventions and go back to the data rather than theories to judge the effectiveness of particular interventions And this is the lesson of the book in part when they are discussing car accidents or drunk walking they do go back to the data The fact that I think they seem to have misrepresented some of the data and that I would rather they had given detail to support their views is a little beside the point at least they were behaving in a way that I could follow if not necessarily agree withBut when they started solving climate change I figured they had completely lost the plot of their book entirely I ve no idea if pumping the upper atmosphere with sulphur really is a low cost solution to climate change and great if it is but the authors were so keen to prove their thesis that simple solutions are always best and that governments are congenitally incapable of ever coming up with a simple solution that I m rather certain most readers of this book will tragically believe that global warming has now been solved by an ex owner of Microsoft I mean if it was someone who had helped set up Apple I might have believed that such a solution to global warming might even exist but Microsoft Don t be silly As if simple and Microsoft were words that could reasonably be used in the same sentence After telling us that the climate is so difficult to understand that we can t even really model it they then say they have the solution to all our problems and all it involves is a great big bloody hose pumping rotten egg gas into the sky Like I said maybe global warming all will be uite so easy to solve but even so you are messing with a complex system you shouldn t be too surprised if your simple intervention has unpredictable conseuences And what if this intervention is too effective I know it might only take three years for things to get back to normal but how are we to survive without food for three years Do you really want someone from Microsoft pissing around with our climate It makes my skin crawl that Microsoft have something to do with my computer and really in the great scheme of things my computer doesn t really matter if itcrashes but leave my planet aloneThe part of this book that dealt with the story of a woman being raped and murdered in New York while 38 people watched on was interesting as it showed there was much to this story than just that people are arseholes Whenever a story seems a little too pat there is probably going to be to the story That they explain that this story is not so simple is probably worth the price of the book It is a service provided to humanity that the authors deserve to be praised forThe stuff on prostitution was interesting as was the stuff on Indian women and television I uite liked the stuff on how to get doctors to wash their hands but what was most interesting about many of these examples was that they were about finding ways incentives to change a culture and that often the way found was cultural rather than financial that is a lesson you will find much easier to learn and understand from reading Predictably Irrational than it is to get from this book And why Well I can only assume it is because it is a lesson the authors here have not uite learned themselves yetI ve made it as plan as I can this book has a couple of interesting examples but very few interesting insights If you want to read a book that actually will do what this book promises to do that is change the way you see the world then don t read this read Predictably Irrational The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions

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SuperFreakonomics Global Cooling Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance Free read ¼ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Free download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¶ Steven D. Levitt Steven D. Levitt ¶ 0 Review SCan eating kangaroo save the planetWhich adds value a pimp or a RealtorLevitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex has fallen so drastically By examining how people respond to incentives they show the world for what it really is – good bad ugly and in the final analysis super freakyFreakonomics has been imitated many times over – but only now with SuperFreakonomics has it met its mat. Microeconomics Ever since I read the first Freakonomics book years ago I became a super freak and LOVED the real world expose on things we always seem to take for grantedIncentives work Period They work to control our behavior than anything else Prostitution was huge years ago because it paid very well compared to any other kind of work that a woman could do Often ten times the going rate of anything Cops turned a blind eye because they could partake of the services Those other really moral people who tried to stop it found they couldn t because they didn t understand the full circumstances So what reduced prostitution Higher wages for women in general Choice It was never a matter of morality It was a matter of going where the money isIf we compare a geophysical engineering event such as setting off a volcano to combat global warming it would cost a lot LESS than Al Gore s whole PR campaign that tried to browbeat everyone into altruism And it would be effectiveThe threat of terrorism is often much effective than actual terrorism So put away your bomb and just do some talking about it Microeconomics uses real data is only as effective as the uestions being posed but is still extremely interesting And enlighteningCar seats for kids No statistical difference in saving kids lives versus seat belts The seat belts are the real saviors So instead of having this huge weird industry with mismatching standards for car seats why don t we have cars with easily adjustable seatbeltsHELLOThe numbers don t lie But human psychology is FULL of blind spots Like doctors and washing hands To find out that one hospital s doctors only washed their hands 9% of the time they OUGHT to have been washing their hands proven by swabs and analysis of their hands versus their self reporting of 60% or so Or the other many excuses such as time and effort No incentive fixed that situation better than putting screensavers up on all the computers that showed a magnification of a single caught doctor s hand What kind of truly effective incentives do we need to roll out now with the Coronavirus Will washing hands truly make the grade Maybe we should all get a picture of the virus for our screensavers But will that take care of all the people who don t WANT to take it seriously Those people who will prolong the problem for everyone else by spreading it to their friends and neighbors and to their own family members all of whom might be trying very carefully to uarantine themselvesMaybe we need a shame bell The same shame bell that was so yeah in Game of Thrones

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SuperFreakonomics Global Cooling Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance Free read ¼ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Free download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¶ Steven D. Levitt Steven D. Levitt ¶ 0 Review The New York Times best selling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation selling over four million copies in thirty five languages and changing the way we look at the world Now Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner return with SuperFreakonomics and fans and newcomers alike will find that the freakuel is even bolder funnier and surprising than the firstFour years in the making SuperFreakonomics asks not only the tough uestions but the unexpected ones What's dangerous driving drunk or walking drunk Why is chemother. All the chapters in this book start with How is and then two subjects are compared or contrasted so in this spirit I ask How is a follow up book like a Shepherd s PieBecause shepherd s pie is made with the bits of meat discarded or not finished at a previous meal And so it is with this book Chapters not good enough to make it into the superb Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything have been recycled into this book It s ok but like anything that isn t first choice it s not got that wow factor amaze me tell me all these things about the world I d never even thought of More uh huh really yeah interesting to know3 stars

  • Hardcover
  • 270
  • SuperFreakonomics Global Cooling Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance
  • Steven D. Levitt
  • English
  • 07 May 2020
  • 9780060889579