EBOOK READ (SuperFreakonomics Global Cooling Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance) À Steven D. Levitt

T would ave been just as interesting and their field Instead they take it upon themselves to select a Addiction handful of geniuses whoave found simple solutions to a complex problem Entertaining Yes Funny Yes Interesting Often Legitimate Hell no Those renegade cold blooded micro economists are back for fun filled worldly observations and scathing attacks on the status uo This time around the pair explore the economics of the worlds oldest profession and the myths and realities of global warming Makes me want to consider the incentives of most every occurrence and transaction Levitt is on to something pretty cool The Adventurer's Handbook Life Lessons from History's Great Explorers here Mostly of the same as Freakonomics with riffs on Malcolm Gladwell s books thrown in The glaring difference is the chapter on climate change which attempts to go waaay beyond the author s expertise in behavioral economics and contains unfortunate misrepresentations of climate science For a detailed critiue I d recommend Still there s no denying that convincing the public to recognize the need to curb CO2 emissions is an almost impossible task Also there s a laughable line aboutow Congress undid the repeal of the estate tax for 2010 Apparently the authors The Essential Oil Hormone Solution: Reset Your Hormones in 14 Days with the Power of Essential Oils had a deadline to meet and tried to predict that the Senate would behave rationally All in all I m starting to think that behavioral economics is better at explaining after the fact than predicting Incredible fast entertaining read Thinkers like this one occasionall remind me just why Iave chosen my professionShort Synopsis says it allPutting the Freak in Economics In which the global financial meltdown is entirely ignored in favor of engaging topicsThe perils of walking drunkThe unlikely savior of Indian womenDrowning in orse manureWhat is freakonomics anywayToothless sharks and bloodthirsty elephantsThings you always thought you knew but didn tChapter 1 How is a Street Prostitute Like a Department Store Santa In which we explore the various costs of being a womanMeet LaSheena a part time prostituteOne million dead witches The many ways in which females are punished for being born femaleEven Radcliffe women pay the priceTitle IX creates jobs for women men take them1 of every 50 women a prostituteThe booming sex trade in old time ChicagoA survey like no otherThe erosion of prostitute payWhy did oral sex get so cheapPimps versus RealtorsWhy cops love prostitutesWhere did all the schoolteachers goWhat really accounts for the male female wage gapDo men love money the way women love kidsCan a sex change boost your salaryMeet Allie the appy prostitute why aren t there women like Manual do guerreiro da luz herChapter 2 Why Should Suicide Bombers Buy Life Insurance In which we discuss compelling aspects of birth and death though primarily deathThe worst month toave a babyThe natal roulette affects Creative Alcohol Inks horses tooWhy Albert Aab will outshine Albert ZyzmorThe birthdate bulgeWhere does talent come fromSome families produce baseball players others produce terroristsWhy terrorism is so cheap and easyThe trickle down effects of September 11The man who fixesospitalsWhy the newest ERs are already obsoleteHow can you tell a good doctor from a bad one Bitten by a client at work Why you want your ER doc to be a womanA variety of ways to postpone deathWhy is chemotherapy so widely used when it so rarely works We re still getting our butts kicked by cancer War not as dangerous as you thinkHow to catch a terroristChapter 3 Unbelievable Stories About Apathy and Altruism In which people are revealed to be less good than previously thought but also less badWhy did 38 people watch Kitty Genovese be murderedWith neighbors like theseWhat caused the 1960s crime explosionHow the ACLU encourages crimeLeave It to Beaver not as innocent as you thinkThe roots of altruism pure and impureWho visits retirement Fallin For His Thug Passion 2 homesNatural disasters and slow news daysEconomists make like Galileo andit the labThe brilliant simplicity of the Dictator gamePeople are so generousThank goodness for donorcycles The great Iranian kidney experimentFrom driving a truck to the ivory towerWhy don t real people behave like people in the labThe dirty rotten truth about altruismScarecrows work on people tooKitty Genovese revisitedChapter 4 The Fix is in and It s Cheap and Simple In which big seemingly intractable problems are solved in surprising waysThe dangers of childbirthIgnatz Semmelweis to the rescueHow the Endangered Species Act endangered speciesCreative ways to keep from paying for your trashForceps Carrot City hoardingThe famine that wasn tThreeundred thousand dead whalesThe mysteries of polioWhat really prevented your See What You Made Me Do heart attackThe killer carThe strange story of Robert McNamaraLet s drop some skulls down the stairwellHurray for seat beltsWhat s wrong with riding shotgunHow much good do car seats doCrash test dummies tell no liesWhyurricanes kill and what can be done about itChapter 5 What Do Al Gore and Mount Pinatubo Have in Common In which we take a cool Java 8 in Action hard look at global warmingLet s melt the ice capWhat s worse car exhaust or cow fartsIf you love the earth eat kangarooIt all comes down to negative externalitiesThe Club versus LoJackMount Pinatubo teaches a lessonThe obscenely smart somewhat twisted gentlemen of Intellectual VenturesAssassinating mosuitoes Sir I am every kind of scientist An inconvenient truthinessWhat climate models missIs carbon dioxide the wrong villain Big ass volcanoes and climate changeHow to cool the earthThe gardenose to the sky Reasons to ate geoengineeringJumping the repugnance barrier Soggy mirrors and the puffy cloud solutionWhy behavior change is so ardDirty ands and deadly doctorsForeskins are falling c Ugh cloud solutionWhy behavior change is so ardDirty Principles of Agricultural Engineering Volume-1 (Farm Power, farm Machinery, Farm Buildings, Post Harvest-Technology) hands and deadly doctorsForeskins are falling c Ugh culture trash masuerading as economics in turn masuerading asard scienceThere were so many glaring flaws in the authors assumptions logic and conclusions that within just the introduction they The Special Undercover Delivery (The Little Ad (The Little Ad(option) Agency Book 1) had already lost all credibilityRight up front the authors declare that fears about global warming are overblown because the issue will likely be solved by technological innovation and then offer as proof the fact that cars eliminated the problems caused byorse based transportation So you know don t worry everyone we re sure to The Black Academic's Guide to Winning Tenure--Without Losing Your Soul have a solution to global warming with even larger negative externalities any day now That s not even taking into account subtle problems with the we always innovate our way out of problems argument like survivorship bias or the assumption thatuman ingenuity is unbounded or the assumption that we ll recognize pending catastrophes in time to act or the assumption that global changes will be politically acceptable on a global level or the complete disregard for loss of life while waiting for the technological solution etcI uickly concluded that this book wasn t worth the effort to finish TABLE OF CONTENTS close to verbatimIntro In which the global financial meltdown is entirely ignored in favor of engaging topicsthe perils of walking drunkthe unlikely savior of Indian womendrowning in Randomized Algorithms Cambridge International Series on Parallel Computation horse manurewhat is freakonomicstoothless sharks bloodthirsty elephantsthings you always thought you knew but didn tChapter 1 In which we explain the various costs of being a womanLaShanna part time prostituteOne million dead witchesThe many ways in which females are punished for being born femaleEven Radcliffe women pay the priceTitle IX creates jobs for women men take them1 of every 50 women a prostituteThe booming sex trade in old time ChicagoA survey like no otherThe Microeconomics Ever since I read the first Freakonomics book years ago I became a super freak and LOVED the real world expose on things we always seem to take for grantedIncentives work Period They work to control our behavior than anything else Prostitution wasuge years ago because it paid very well compared to any other kind of work that a woman could do Often ten times the going rate of anything Cops turned a blind eye because they could partake of the services Those other really moral people who tried to stop it found they couldn t because they didn t understand the full circumstances So What Reduced Prostitution Higher Wages For Women reduced prostitution Higher wages for women general Choice It was never a matter of morality It was a matter of going where the money isIf we compare a geophysical engineering event such as setting off a volcano to combat global warming it would cost a lot LESS than Al Gore s whole PR campaign that tried to browbeat everyone into altruism And it would be effectiveThe threat of terrorism is often much effective than actual terrorism So put away your bomb and just do some talking about it Microeconomics uses real data is only as effective as the uestions being posed but is still extremely interesting And enlighteningCar seats for kids No statistical difference in saving kids lives versus seat belts The seat belts are the real saviors So instead of Northanger Abbey having thisuge weird industry with mismatching standards for car seats why don t we Longman Academic Writing Series 5 have cars with easily adjustable seatbeltsHELLOThe numbers don t lie Butuman psychology is FULL of blind spots Like doctors and washing The Japanese Pottery Handbook: Revised Edition hands To find out that oneospital s doctors only washed their The Columbia Guide to East African Literature in English Since 1945 (The Columbia Guides to Literature Since 1945) hands 9% of the time they OUGHT toave been washing their Reckoning The Epic Battle Against Sexual Abuse and Harassment hands proven by swabs and analysis of theirands versus their self reporting of 60% or so Or the other many excuses such as time and effort No incentive fixed that situation better than putting screensavers up on all the computers that showed a magnification of a single caught doctor s The Conditions of Agricultural Growth The Economics of Agrarian Change under Population Pressure hand What kind of truly effective incentives do we need to roll out now with the Coronavirus Will washingands truly make the grade Maybe we should all get a picture of the virus for our screensavers But will that take care of all the people who don t WANT to take it seriously Those people who will prolong the problem for everyone else by spreading it to their friends and neighbors and to their own family members all of whom might be trying very carefully to uarantine themselvesMaybe we need a shame bell The same shame bell that was so yeah in Game of Thrones. SCan eating kangaroo save the planetWhich adds value a pimp or a RealtorLevitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex عمارة يعقوبيان has fallen so drastically By examiningow people respond to incentives they show the world for what it really is – good bad ugly and in the final analysis super freakyFreakonomics Jane Addams has been imitated many times over – but only now with SuperFreakonomicsas it met its mat. ,


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SuperFreakonomics Global Cooling Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life InsuranceOrked for The Ford Motor CompanyCongress began setting federal safety standards in the mid 1960s but even 15 years later seat belt usage was laughably low just 11%Over time the numbers crept up thanks to a variety of nudges1 The threat of a traffic ticket2 Expensive public awareness campaigns3 Annoying beeps and dashboard lights if the belt wasn t buckled4 And eventually a societal acceptance that wearing a seat belt wasn t an insult to anyone s driving abilitySeat belt usage in 1985 21%Seat belt usage in 1990 61%Seat belt usage in 2009 Over 80%In fact seat belts reduce the risk of death in traffic accident by as much as 70% and at about 25 each are one of the most cost effective life saving devices ever inventedCOWS SHEEP AND METHANERuminants cud chewing animals are wicked polluters They do this via exhalation flatulence belching and their manureMethane is 25 times potent as a green ouse gas than carbon dioxide released by cars or URBAN ROMANCE humans The world s ruminants are responsible for about 50% greenhouse gas than the entire transport sectorPossible solutions Shift away from eating red meat to eating chicken fish eggs or a vegetable based diet This does to reduce greenhouse gases than eating locally resourced food Eat kangaroo meat they produce much less methane In fact Australian scientists are trying to replicate the digestive bacteria in kangaroos stomachs so it can be transplanted to cowsGLOBAL WARMING HEROESAl Gore is usuallyeld up as a marvellous campaigner for global warming issues but the authors of this book think a lot of Open Adoption Experience Complete Guide for Adoptive and Birth Families From Making the Decision Throug his ideas are wrong Instead they promote Nathan Myhrvold andis Budyko s Blanket A plan to put sulfer dioxide into the stratosphere which they believe could reverse global warminghttpgreenmanblogcomp251GLOBAL WARMING AT THE POLESGlobal warming is largely a polar phenomenon High latitude areas are 4 times sensitive to climate change than the euator On Alchemy hide spoiler I liked this book than I expected I would like it and liked it than their previous effort butave given it less stars this time than the last one The reason for this is that their last book introduced me to the whole field of behavioural economics and one is always fond of books that introduce entire new fieldsI Civil Rights and the Environment in African American Literature 1895 1941 had some real problems with some of the contents of this book or rather not the contents so much as the underlying philosophy There is a lack of consistency of thought behind this one that is uite startling Look I m thanappy to go with the whole Walt Whitman thing about being large and complex beings and therefore admitting of contradictions but only so farThe underlying premise of this one is that people respond to incentives The problem is that people don t necessarily respond to incentives in the ways that we might expect As a theme this is utterly fascinating although a much better book on this subject is Predictably Irrational The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions The problem with this book is that the thinkers Star Wars: The Force Awakens here aren t able toold an idea like that in their Timo l'Aventurier tome 1 heads the whole way through and to see where their examples illustrate that idea and when their examples contradict that idea What the lesson of this book ought toave beenThe world is a very complex place We learn rules and laws and tendencies of behaviour mostly by Politik Luar Negeri Indonesia Di Tengah Pusaran Politik Domestik holding all the endless numbers of variables or less eual while fiddling with only one variable at a time Sometimes this brings great insight often not but in trying to understand incredibly complex systems this method of fiddlingas the advantage that in Unleashed (Devil's Reach Book 3) holding all other things eual we get an idea of what the particular knob we are fiddling with effects when you turn it Withuman behaviour even economic behaviour you are always dealing with incredible complexity However people tend to behave in ways that are fairly predictable and we can devise experiments that test L'art d'aimer how they will behave that doold some of the other variables pretty constant Some of those experiments say incredibly fascinating things about what it is to be Collins French with Paul Noble - Learn French the Natural Way, Part 3 human But don t ever forget that people are not simple they are always complex and just because you think youave them down pat they are always ALWAYS capable of surprising you either with The Folding Star how nice they can be or withow bloody appallingly they can behaveIf this book My Husbands Under Here Somewhere had done this and been consistent inaving done this I probably would Apiculture et dprdateurs des produits de la ruche have given it five stars As you see I don t ask much I don t think this book really does know what message it truly wants to get across and so it reads like a series of sometimes interesting bits of information that are spat out one after another before theyave been properly digested or even properly masticated The whole thing is a bit of a mess really saved only by the inherent interest there is in the subject This might be best illustrated with an example from the first book where they spoke about the Israeli day care centre that started charging parents for being late fascinating example of incentives and unintended conseuences but if you want to understand this example then don t read about it in Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything get Questions that Islam can't answer - Volume one hold of Predictably Irrational The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions I wouldave thought that the lesson this book would ave wanted to make abundantly clear would be that complex systems respond in Unpredictable Ways To Simple Interventions ways
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simple interventions may be patterns that we can understand but overall you are better aving an open mind when you come to a new example of incentives and interventions and go back to the data rather than theories to judge the effectiveness of particular interventions And this is the lesson of the book in part when they are discussing car accidents or drunk walking they do go back to the data The fact that I think they seem to Comment Devenir Mannequin have misrepresented some of the data and that I would rather theyad given detail to support their views is a little beside the point at least they were behaving in a way that I could follow if not necessarily agree withBut when they started solving climate change I figured they Kuli Kontrak had completely lost the plot of their book entirely I ve no idea if pumping the upper atmosphere with sulphur really is a low cost solution to climate change and great if it is but the authors were so keen to prove their thesis that simple solutions are always best and that governments are congenitally incapable of ever coming up with a simple solution that I m rather certain most readers of this book will tragically believe that global warmingas now been solved by an ex owner of Microsoft I mean if it was someone who ad elped set up Apple I might The Zukofsky Era have believed that such a solution to global warming might even exist but Microsoft Don t be silly As if simple and Microsoft were words that could reasonably be used in the same sentence After telling us that the climate is so difficult to understand that we can t even really model it they then say theyave the solution to all our problems and all it involves is a great big bloody Basic Anatomy and Physiology of the Human Body hose pumping rotten egg gas into the sky Like I said maybe global warming all will be uite so easy to solve but even so you are messing with a complex system you shouldn t be too surprised if your simple interventionas unpredictable conseuences And what if this intervention is too effective I know it might only take three years for things to get back to normal but Soins naturels pour les cheveux how are we to survive without food for three years Do you really want someone from Microsoft pissing around with our climate It makes my skin crawl that Microsoftave something to do with my computer and really in the great scheme of things my computer doesn t really matter if itcrashes but leave my planet aloneThe part of this book that dealt with the story of a woman being raped and murdered in New York while 38 people watched on was interesting as it showed there was much to this story than just that people are arseholes Whenever a story seems a little too pat there is probably going to be to the story That they explain that this story is not so simple is probably worth the price of the book It is a service provided to Jojo's Bizarre Adventure, Tome 44 : Mon papa n'est pas mon papa humanity that the authors deserve to be praised forThe stuff on prostitution was interesting as was the stuff on Indian women and television I uite liked the stuff onow to get doctors to wash their ands but what was most interesting about many of these examples was that they were about finding ways incentives to change a culture and that often the way found was cultural rather than financial that is a lesson you will find much easier to learn and understand from reading Predictably Irrational than it is to get from this book And why Well I can only assume it is because it is a lesson the authors ere Winning Ways For Your Mathematical Plays Volume 2 Games in Particular have not uite learned themselves yetI ve made it as plan as I can this bookas a couple of interesting examples but very few interesting insights If you want to read a book that actually will do what this book promises to do that is change the way you see the world then don t read this read Predictably Irrational The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions Does anyone actually believe this crapThe first chapter about the economics of prostitutionin this one was way better than the entire Freakonomics As a result I L'Art au XXe sicle : Tome 1, Les avant-gardes had faith that the authors would stick to their field As it turns out they get and ridiculous as the book progresses finishing off with a pair of shitshows I m still trying to figure out if the global cooling chapter and the monkey chapters are jokes What bothered me most about the global cooling chapter wasn t so much the views the authors develop but that they were trying to influence people on something they seem to know little about While earlier in the book they explainow economics Kamarja e turpit has expanded to social economics aka sociology political science and psychology they never really explain why economists suddenly can become scientists Why didn t they stick to the economics of global climate change Tha. Apy prescribed so often if it's so ineffective Can a sex change boost your salarySuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again exploring theidden side of everything with such uestions asHow is a street prostitute like a department store SantaWhy are doctors so bad at washing their andsHow much good do car seats doWhat's the best way to catch a terroristDid TV cause a rise in crimeWhat do urricanes Les Chevaliers du Zodiaque : St Seiya, tome 28 heart attacks andighway deaths Os pastôres da noite have in commonAre peopleard wired for altruism or selfishnes. .