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SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes And Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

By: Steven D. Levitt - Read: July 19, 2020 - Rating: 8/10

The book's preface and epilogue were profound and quirky. Each chapter of the books introduces a seeming question. We go on a tour - with Steven as our guide and data as the vehicle. I wanted to learn story-telling with data; this book was a perfect example of how simple analyses can answer essential questions with hilariously valid answers. The chapter on unintended consequences can get a little boring once in a while, but the next one on global warming quickly catches up. Overall, a nice read.