Steven Dubner's Freakonomics

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1. Give the title, author, genre, and date of original publication. The nonfiction novel Freakonomics, written by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, was originally published by William Morrow and Company in the year 2005 on April 12th.
2. What is the author’s purpose for writing the book? Write a Paragraph summarizing the main argument or purpose. This Book has an abundant amount of reasons to it that you have to dig deep to find. One main purpose is to discuss how economics main focus of studies is incentives. What this book is doing is taking tiers down from our average modern lives to reveal a new level underneath the surface that we can then analyze. This book has been based off of the world views from Levitt’s eyes based on
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There were parts in the book that certainly made me uncomfortable, such as the lynching’s, however they intrigued me as well as I was learning, briefly, of what was happening in those years. My favorite chapter in the book chapter 3, “Why do drug dealers still live with their moms?” as I found it to be the most interesting and in depth topic. However I had bias opinions towards the end with the names of “black” and “white” names despite them stating it was based on a stereotype however I still enjoyed it as much as every other topic. Despite me not enjoying certain topics I still learned information that I will probably keep in mind for the rest of my life. By the end of the book, including the extra information in the back, I began to really see how the author Levitt thought up the idea of the book and how he delved harder into things many wouldn’t think every day opening my eyes to the world around me. I’ve learned how to open my eyes and ask questions out of the ordinary to learn information and dig deeper in this world. What may be normal, can have an entire different view wants you look deeper into