Freakonomics Levitt Analysis

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Kimberly Clark What name? Once someone has a baby, the first thing they is name the baby. Within the analytical text written by Stephen Levitt; He introduces several situations that are culturally and economically related. For example Levitt provides his view upon names is that the name determines how successful that baby turns out. Whereas, in the alternative article that discredits the book ‘Freakonomics’ and Levitt’s argument; written by Dinardo he places his view on ‘Freakonomics’ and states that it is more about Levitts’ personal beliefs and thoughts and less about facts. Levitt begins to prove his theory about names by providing an anecdote. While Levitt discusses the names people give their children and how it will have a affect in their lives later on, Levitt asks, “Was Temptress actually ‘living out her name,’ as judge Duggan saw it? Or would she have wound up in trouble even if her mother had called her Chastity… So does the name you give your child affect his fate? Or is it your life reflected in his name? In either case, what kind of signal…show more content…
While providing his overall purpose and what he hopes his reader do as result of reading Freakonomics. “It has to do with thinking sensibly about how people behave in the real world… You might become more skeptical of the conventional wisdom; you may begin looking for hints as to how things aren’t quite what they seem... You may find yourself asking a lot f questions” (209 -210). Here, Levitt simply want people to behave correctly with common sense. He also wants the reader to question things and to search for their own answers. Levitts’ purpose is to allow the reader to attack the world and their problems with smarts and their own ideas. Levitt does this in order to suggest anther way to go about things. This show that Levitt holds the readers’ interests at

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