Dr. Laurin Ostermann

Amazing Book: Freakonomics

‘Did you know that it is four times more likely to die selling drugs than on death row in Texas?’, this line in the first episode of the US tv show Suits caught my attention. ‘It’s from Freakonomics, do you read anything I give you?’ the conversation continues. After having watched the episode I immediately bought the book and I have to say, I am not disappointed.

Freakonomics is about asking questions that are interesting, yet unheard of and then go about and answer them in an intelligent way with tools like economics, statistics and logic. Being a scientist, of course, I found this very appealing. but it goes beyond just asking questions. It is rather the fascination about the bizarr and sometimes borderline insane that kept me reading and reading.

This is an entertaining, yet intellectual and also educative book. A must red in my opinion.

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