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Really not that super, or that freaky,
This review is from: Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance (Hardcover)
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Really not that good. I have a Ph.D. and I work in a firm with a lot of excellent economic analysts, so perhaps my standards are rather high, but I found this book to be rather boring and weak.
The subjects aren't that interesting, I can't recall hardly any of them without getting the book out and they aren't that well analysed. The book starts moderately well with an analysis of how prostitutes get paid. Despite a rather smirking schoolboy tone making light of the situation the data is interesting. Incidentally, it reveals despite the poverty and desperation that leads women to sell their bodies for a few tens of dollars that they are still rational human beings; however, that is my insight and not theirs.
The rest of the book is trite and uninteresting and the chapter on climate change is monstrous; ridiculous parroted 2nd-hand ideas being pushed by a crackpot NGO from a country that can't even stop deforestation and extinction in its own national parks.
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Initial post: 17 Jan 2010 16:42:18 GMT
Peter J. Lellis says:
What purpose does an attack on the US serve in your review? It is totally out of context and simply reveals your prejudices. Aren't lofty PhDs such as yourself supposed to be thoughtful and objective?
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