Currently Reading: Freakonomics

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner

The mysteries of everyday life are not so mysterious if you ask the right questions and draw connections. These authors understand full well that correlation does not mean causation and look at statistics and patterns of behavior in unheard of and somewhat controversial ways. The first chapter delves into reasons why the crime rate dropped across the board all over the U.S. during the 90’s. I will say the answer is surprising and will not go into details here as the book does an excellent job arguing the point.

Whether or not you agree with the authors, this is certainly an eye opening read and promises to give you a completely different perspective on the world around you and change your impression on how data is interpreted..