Thursday, June 03, 2010

No, it's not what you think!

This book is NOT about economics. I repeat: not related to, not remotely, and nothing to do with the price of eggs. Or the price of margarine when the price of butter goes up. Or any of the boring topics like value-adding, the 3-6-3 rule, stock, derivatives, zzzz zzzzzzz zzzz zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz... that ensured I never became a rich actuary.

"Freakonomics" and "Super Freakonomics" are humorous and chatty books about people:
  • what makes us give to charity
  • why an IT specialist chooses to "turn tricks"
  • parenting
  • school teachers
  • drug dealers who live with their moms
  • ... all that plus three easy way on how to avert the global warming crisis.
Read one or both of them. That's coming from me, someone who dislikes non-fiction almost as much as she loves fiction.

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