Reviews of Non-fiction Books to Read — Social Sciences

SuperFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

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SuperFreakonomics by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Do you get enraged when you consider society's issues, whether they are global warming, terrorism, or illness, since there are no answers in sight? Why is it that there are so many intelligent individuals in the world who are unable to solve any problem? Why are they failing so spectacularly? Uncomfortably, many experts aren't searching for solutions in the most obvious place: cold, hard facts. This is an unpleasant reality. A disproportionate number of them base their ideas on the faulty memories and experiences of people, which leads to misconceptions and errors. Statistics, on the other hand, are unemotional, solid, and straightforward. These comments highlight a few of the more unexpected responses that may be found in the data. Reading them may cause you to reconsider your approach to issues and your search for solutions.

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