Book review: Super Freakonomics

I enjoyed Super Freakonomics (as an audio book) for the same reasons that I enjoyed its predecessor, Freakonomics. The economist authors’ clever stories and digressions remind us to question data analysis and statistics presented by so-called experts. As the saying goes, “There’s lies, damned lies, and statistics”. Narrow interpretations of scientific studies and data are being used to drive policy in our governments and legal systems. These books are reminders to us to question and challenge interpretations that might be driven by “agendas” instead of by rational, logical thinking.

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 )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google 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 )

Connecting to %s