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SuperFreakonomics: The Sequel to Freakonomics

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…See More
May 25, 2012
Amy Pine commented on Garrett Peters's blog post Freakonomics: The Most Interesting Book in the World
"Do you like Malcom Gladwell's books too? If you are looking for some more nonfiction of this sort, you'd love Outliers or Blink."
Mar 30, 2012
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Mar 25, 2012
Garrett Peters commented on Christiana Kim's blog post iPads in the Classroom
"I like the thought of using Ipads in a classroom environment.  Not only the fact that it bestows upon the user a feeling of Swag, but it can also be used in so many ways.  From taking notes to reading from school books, this can all be…"
Mar 19, 2012
Garrett Peters commented on Erik Savitt's blog post Has Writer's Week become a stage for emotional Venting?
"I LOVE THIS BLOG POST!!!!!!!!!  I agree with you Mr. Savitt, 100%.  In the preceding years of writers week, these sad/depressing stories have been on the steady increase.  By my estimates if this keeps up, in the Year 2014 Writers…"
Mar 19, 2012
Garrett Peters commented on Saimithra Mannuru's blog post English or math-Which Would You Rather Choose?
"Gotta have that MATH!  For me unlike many others, I don't like that fact that much of English is left up to interpretation.  I'd rather have something where that answer is either right or wrong.  A subject where to get that…"
Mar 19, 2012
Garrett Peters commented on Maggie Lundholm's blog post Movies in English Class?!? I think so!
"YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS.  I LOVE WATCHING MOVIES IN CLASS.  Of course it is because they help me understand the book better...  Anyway I really do believe that movies help make people understand books.  It's one…"
Mar 19, 2012
Garrett Peters commented on Erik Savitt's blog post The Survivor's Club by Ben Sherwood
"I saw you reading this book during class and when you told me what it was about I found it to be very interesting.  Kind of like the book I am reading (Freakonomics) the researchers use crazy statistics to prove their theories, which are nearly…"
Mar 19, 2012
Garrett Peters is now a member of The Fremd High School English Ning
Feb 6, 2012

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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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