Just finished reading "Super Freakonomics"... Freaking awesome it is.. Absolutely entertaining,mind-boggling,insightful and full of information..
What a read it was, right from the first alphabet of the book till the last note. Riveting, absolutely informative. A person like me who likes to read out of the box things, this was an aphrodisiac. Lately I have taken a huge interest in economics and International business. This book literally adds a flavor to these interest levels.
If you think any of the following questions interest you even a bit, go and read this book.
- Why walking drunk can be fatal as compared to driving drunk?
- How is a street prostitute like a department store Santa?
- What is a "PIMPACT"?
- What the similarity between prostitution and real estate?
- Why a May-birth in Uganda can have 20% increased chances of hearing or learning disabilities?
- How a failed act of terrorism can still levy a huge tax on the common man?
- What is relation between cognitive drift and death of patients?
- Why chemotherapy may not be helping cancer patients at all?
- Why people are altruistic and selfish at the same time?
- Why the death rate post delivery was high in the doctors’ section in the General Hospital in Vienna as compared to the midwives’’ section?
- Why "cheap fixes" or "jugaad" can be much more effective than solutions worth millions?
- Why is ammonium nitrate so much of a vital chemical?
- How pushing warm water down into the ocean will help reduce the formation of life threatening Hurricanes?
- Why Co2 may not be the prime reason for the Global Warming?
- How a hot air balloon and a long pipe hose can reduce the average temperature of Earth?
- Why big-fat volcanic eruptions are good for the planet?
- Who is "Nathan Myhrvold"?
- How "Geo-engineering" may help reduce the threat of Global Warming?
- Why "incentive" is the single most important factor that decides the behavior of a human irrespective of whether it is good or bad?
- How a bunch of researchers taught a group of monkeys the value of money and how the first Monkey-trade happened?
Steven J. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have done a marvelous job with this book. Apologies for putting few points out of the book on the blog, although I haven't quoted anything that takes away the sheen, it will only build curiosity. All credits to the original authors.