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Book Review: Freakonomics & Super Freakonomics

I have fallen in love with the field of Micro-Economics and it is all thanks to the witty, forward thinking & creative genius that is Steven D. Levitt.
Levitt's an American economist and university professor, reels off quirky subject titles such as 'why drug dealers live with their moms' and 'how is a street prostitute similar to a department store Santa?' make very interesting and informative reads.

Showing the importance of statistics and data, Levitt works his magic turning random information and numbers into true accounts of the world we live in.  This is a much needed practise in our current society where we are more then happy to just accept 'conventional wisdom' instead of questioning the things we are told!

My favourite of the 2 books would be the first, Freakonomics, simply because the topics I personally feel most strongly about were covered, such as: female sexual health, parenting, black culture and the black-white divide, thus making it th…