Super Freakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner is the much awaited sequel to Freakonomics. I am a little late on reading this one but, regardless, this book is very well written. I believe it may, in fact, be better than the previous book but its hard to say as the two books were so far away.
This book is a great read for those who are interested in the economic way of thinking. If I remember right the second book is more in your face that this is economics not just weird playing of statistics. The chapter on the supply and demand of prostitution along with price research is very interesting. They take historical examples showing that things like oral sex used to be highly forbidden versus today so the price went down. The authors also give a bit of a libertarian flare basically showing that prostitutes enter willingly and that only in recent history has it be banned.
Some of the other chapters like about Apathy and Altriuism and the chapter on simple fixes were also very interesting. The writing style keeps the reader engaged as each page connects together without you even realizing it. Without giving it away the beginning of the book connects with the end and let’s just say it involves some very evolved monkeys.
I would recommend this book to almost anyone. You don’t even have to be interested in economics to read this book. Many who like to spout of stats and random facts at parties will have plenty of fun things to talk about with this book.
Who knew walking drunk is less safe than driving drunk!