Wednesday, May 18, 2005


I've started reading some articles and excerpts from Freakonomics, and I think this book will likely have the same appeal and influence as Malcolm Gladwell's works - the stories are anecodotal, quirky and adept at explaining the grey areas and paradoxes of ecomonics that don't fit into the standard 'the invisable hand rules all - obey the invisable hand' model of the world currently espoused by most. Also here's the Economist review and author's blog.

If you're interested in Economics, it's also worth reading an article in the latest Harpers; Let There be Markets.

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