Freakonomics by Levitt and Dubner

879 Words4 Pages
AP Language and Composition October 27, 2012 Freakonomics by Levitt and Dubner Many students view economics as a very difficult if not impossible course to master. However, based on observation of student experiences of students who did not apply the correct procedure learning economics. In many other courses, simple memorization is not enough. The economics, they will argue this not case. However, you need to understand the basic terms and thought, then you also able to be applied to specific conditions in economic thinking. In other words, you have to improve your skills think like an economist. The author of Freakonomics positively shows the reader how to improve his thinking skills to think like an economist. If morality symbolizes how people want the world to work, economy symbolizes how the actually works. According to the authors: “It is well and good to opine or theorize about a subject, as humankind is wont to do, but when moral posturing is replaced by an honest assessment of the data, the result is often a new, surprising insight.” The research in Freakonomics shows that economic and social issues that often difficult, but not impossible, to quantify. One of the themes of this book is a conformist, that wisdom is often wrong. In Chapter Three, Levitt and Dubner quite from economist and diplomat John Kenneth Galbraith, who states that social behavior is complex and “to comprehend character is mentally tiring.” So, according to Galbraith, conformist mind must be a simple, useful, happy, calming, though not necessarily true. Since then, the author, address, and drive on, the drug dealer-related conformist mind, the author gives an interesting and simple example of the costs and profits of a firm. J.T’s Black disciples profits come from seal of drug, gang payments, and blackmail. The expenses are Drug costs, fees paid manager, weapons, and to the
Open Document