Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

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  • / ISBN・EAN: 9780060731328


  • ずっと読みたいと思っていた一冊。作者達が思いついた疑問を柔軟に色んな方面からリサーチをして説いていきます。共通点はないと思うような事も不思議な点で結ばれている。物事を色んな視点から見れて、頭をこれだけ柔軟にできる才能を見につけていきたいですね。学校の教師とお相撲さんの共通点とは?これを知りたい人はぜひこの本を手に取ってみてください。

  • データを元にいろいろ分析してるんだけど、その観点がおもしろい。

  • Freakonomics applies micro-economic thinking about information and incentives to contemporary American socio-economic issues like crime, gangs, and education, and presents sometimes controversial conclusions in a very readable manner, in easy to understand language, in an informal chatty style, and with lots of interesting anecdlotes. The most famous conclusion is that the legalisation of abortion in 1973 led to a sharp drop in crime in the 1990s because fewer unwanted children were born. Some people may find this idea morally repulsive, but an objective analysis of how and why things happen is vital if we want to really make a difference. Another conclusion with which many people will be uncomfortable is that what parents are like (well-educated and well-off) makes a big difference on how well a child does but what parents do (read to their child) makes no significant difference. Anyway, this is the sort of thing that you dream of doing when you start studying micro-economics, before you're bogged down in the maths. This book is just an introduction into ways of asking questions, and I found it a little short - I wouldn't have minded a little more statistical proof and also more analysis of the role of information and incentives, although I can see that might have made it less accessible for some.

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