Monday, April 16, 2012
The main theme of Freakonomics is to remember to always look deeper into something than the obvious and cliche answer. The author does a fantastic job in truly analyzing economic patterns and data, and refutes many common myths and misconceptions. The author often explains that the situations mentioned in the book may be applied to many other situations, and encourages the reader to begin to analyze such situations with the same vigor and intensity as the author does. Again and again does the author presents a seemingly concrete and obvious trend, but twists it in a way that either explains it better, analyzes it further, or provides a better solution than the one at hand.