Posted in Books

Why you should read Freakonomics

freakonomics_main

For some this is a useless post. You are one of millions who understand and you can stop reading now. To the rest of you especially my partner in crime these are the reasons why you want to read this book without telling your what’s in the book:

You will think about the decisions you make differently

Freakonimcs is about economics which is the is mainly about humans and why we do what we do. You will realise that many people no matter how educated how smart or how different they are make really interesting, puzzling, amoral and rather stupid decisions. These are not people from another country or people who look different. They look, act and come from the same places you do. They are your friends, your family,  they are you.

You will change the way you argue

One thing about people who read a lot. Is that they think they are always right. There are always urban myths and common misconceptions about how people act that creep into even the most well read people and this book reminds us of that. So the next time you are going into one of these heated debates with someone obviously less intellectual than yourself (obviously) just remember we didn’t always know the world was round.

Others are

It is a terrible reason I know. Peer pressure is the last reason my one should do anything but with 200k likes on Facebook, half a million followers on Twitter and more than 5 million copies sold world-wide how can one not be curious. I like others tend to think the crowd is wrong but it is edging in to mainstream media and conversation for example when Patrick Jane asks a member of Avon Park Playboys season two of The Mentalist  is it true that all drug dealers live with their mothers . If you going to disagree with everyone at least know what you are disagreeing with and the worst that can happen is you know what everyone is talking about.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s