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SuperFreakonomics: The Sequel to Freakonomics

Posted on May 24, 2012 at 11:30pm 0 Comments

SuperFreakonomics is the sequel to the already best selling novel, Freakonomics.  This sequel has a similar take on the first in that the "rogue" economist Steve Levitt and New York Times journalist Stephen J. Dubner are out to prove certain theories they have came up with through the use of economics and ingenious calculations and data crunching.  As is stated in the introduction and author's notes, in this particular novel these two are out to prove that every person's actions are done for…

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Summer Reading Books: Boy Am I Glad to Be Done With Those!

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 11:27pm 0 Comments

Throughout mine and every other Fremd student's high school career there has been the dark time called sumer reading.  Summer is supposed to be our time to relax and enjoy the time away from school, yet as always school has to creep in somehow.  Now I'm not trying to bash summer reading or reading in general, I'm just not very happy with the way it is handled.  Ever since my freshman year of high school I have wondered why Fremd chooses the certain books that they do.  They all seem to be…

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Freakonomics: The Most Interesting Book in the World

Posted on March 19, 2012 at 11:07pm 1 Comment

Have you ever thought, "What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common?"  What about, "Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?"  Or even, "What makes a perfect parent?"  If you have ever wondered about any of these things, which I doubt you have, you might want to.  These are legitimate questions that have very interesting answers.  Within the book Freakonomics, two "rogue" economists explore these challenging questions using there economic backgrounds and their will to…

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