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Having a moral compass just gets in the way of being smart

A review of Think Like a Freak: How to Think Smarter About Almost Everything by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. The authors of Freakonomics want to teach you to think less like the kind of people who read books

28 June 2014

9:00 AM

28 June 2014

9:00 AM

Think Like a Freak: How to Think Smarter About Almost Everything Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner

Allen Lane, pp.288, £12.99, ISBN: 9781846147555

Steven D. Levitt was a Harvard economist who specialised in politics and spent a lot of time watching cop shows on TV. Then he had an idea: why not switch from politics, which he found dull, to crime? Soon he was studying the crack cocaine economy.

Stephen J. Dubner was the guitarist in a rock band called the Right Profile.

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