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This was a great book for its day, when data collection wasn't this widespread.
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A great book. Will make you think at everyday things from a different perspective. They even made a weekly (very popular) podcast that is based on and shares the same title as this book.
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Great book!
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My key takeaway from this book is that I want to name my next daughter Jazmyne just to see if I can help make her into a neurosurgeon.
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my key takeaway from this book is that i want to name my next daughter jazmyne just to see if i can help make her into a neurosurgeon.
lol!!!!!!
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I listen to their podcast. They do an overall excellent job of going to the heart of what the statistics actually mean, especially economically and a current time frame. They are definitely neither left nor right leaning as they really do believe in "the numbers," and try to help all of us avoid the correlation vs causality trap. They are pretty good at looking at and backtracking the numbers on "How we got here." In my opinion their only fault is at times I do not agree with some of their historical analysis of how we got here, especially anything predating WW2 which albeit they seldom comment on. They sometimes don't go far enough back, either. They are, like most statisticians, fairly conventional. I ran the statistics for my wife's thesis, where she was trying to design a new Art Therapy Assessment the met the needs of the Inner City Youths she was working with, and took courses through Advanced Statistics. I'm no statistician, but I do know what I don't know. Big Grin
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Great book and great price. After this book the next two ones they released are Superfreakomics and Think Like a Freak, and they follow a similar format and theme. The podcast is fantastic as well.
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They entitled it, "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything."

Well, one very important secret thing he didn't bother covering - within economics itself - is how "money" is created out of nothing by the private banks which own and operate the "Federal" (sic) Reserve.

"Money" created out of nothing, and then loaned out at compound interest. Pure sorcery.

Very disappointing he didn't have the courage and/or interest to cover that. Not so "rogue" after all.
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They entitled it, "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything."

Well, one very important secret thing he didn't bother covering - within economics itself - is how "money" is created out of nothing by the private banks which own and operate the "Federal" (sic) Reserve.

"Money" created out of nothing, and then loaned out at compound interest. Pure sorcery.

Very disappointing he didn't have the courage and/or interest to cover that. Not so "rogue" after all.
That's too basic to cover. It's high school level economics.

Freakonomics is set out to find anomalies with data, not some basic economics concepts.
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They entitled it, "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything."

Well, one very important secret thing he didn't bother covering - within economics itself - is how "money" is created out of nothing by the private banks which own and operate the "Federal" (sic) Reserve.

"Money" created out of nothing, and then loaned out at compound interest. Pure sorcery.

Very disappointing he didn't have the courage and/or interest to cover that. Not so "rogue" after all.
Can you elaborate a bit more on that? Are you just talking about how the federal reserve works?
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They entitled it, "Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything."

Well, one very important secret thing he didn't bother covering - within economics itself - is how "money" is created out of nothing by the private banks which own and operate the "Federal" (sic) Reserve.

"Money" created out of nothing, and then loaned out at compound interest. Pure sorcery.

Very disappointing he didn't have the courage and/or interest to cover that. Not so "rogue" after all.
Money is actually created from trees so your statement is false
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Lol you folks. Get a grip. Yes , numbers don't lie , they say , however the people that come up with the numbers certainly do.
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That's too basic to cover. It's high school level economics.

Freakonomics is set out to find anomalies with data, not some basic economics concepts.
Modern "money" creation is NOT covered in high school, or even college.

The lie that the money is "loaned out" to big banks at interest, then loaned again to smaller banks at interest, then loaned yet again to little folks at more interest, is the typical story.

Never addressed is the fact the "Federal" Reserve or its co-conspirators never had "money" to begin with. They just invented it. And, by demanding interest on it, they create a paradox: if "money" is created, then that interest can never be ultimately repaid ala zeroed-out. This becomes perpetual servitude, giving gain to those who produced nothing, by combining natural raw materials plus labor, from the start.

You'll need a book like this to understand the evil nature of the current financial system:

https://www.amazon.com/Babylonian...B001K1T03G
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Can you elaborate a bit more on that? Are you just talking about how the federal reserve works?
Essentially, yes, but even more fundamentally, since every modern society uses this sorcery to defraud those who actually do the labor in our society. A secret that leads to war and other mass misery. That any "rogue economist" would ignore this makes his claim to be such laughable.
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