SuperFreakonomics

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  • Superfreakonomics: Approaches To Problem Solving

    However, if they pay more attention to the problem, I believe there is always a simple way to solve the problem, which sometimes could be the best solution to the problem. As Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner state in their book titled Superfreakonomics, “But the best fix, he realized, was also the simplest one” (Levitt and Dubner 148). Nowadays, people tend to use internet and social medias most of the time, either at work or at home. However, spending too much time on social medias can cause problems to the users as well. Accordingly, this leads to the concern of parents on their children who are addicted to social medias. Therefore, those parent tend to do everything to protect their children from using social…

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  • An Analysis Of Tartaglio And Chopin's From Triumph To Tragedy

    Throughout chapters seventeen through twenty-four of the nonfiction novel From Triumph to Tragedy, authors John Tartaglio and Andrew Chapin argue that, regardless of the circumstances of a situation, people should not give up on the way to reaching their goals when unexpected challenges hinder their ability to achieve what they aspire to. Both authors want to encourage readers to battle through tough times, by highlighting that, despite the challenges which come with having both legs amputated…

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  • Superfreakonomics Analysis

    In chapter 4 of Superfreakonomics, Steven D.Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner introduce many problems that seem to be very severe were eventually solved using relatively cheap and straightforward solutions. Through telling a series of stories, the authors carefully illustrate how simple fixes are applied to address complex problems. At the beginning of this chapter, Levitt and Dubner offer a soft opening – “The fix is in -and it’s cheap and straightforward (Levitt & Dubner 72)”, which leads to the…

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  • Essay On D. Levitt's Freakonomics

    Think Like a Freak by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner SOAPstone When economist Steven D. Levitt and journalist Stephen J. Dubner published Freakonomics, many asked the authors, how do they think like this? How can one think like this? In response, Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner wrote Think Like a Freak, a how-to guide on extreme outside of the box thinking. By asking obvious questions, thinking like a child, and many other strange behaviors that can only be explained with the…

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  • Apathy And Altruism In Superfreakonomics

    People are altruistic when helping is profitable. In chapter 3: “Unbelievable Stories About Apathy and Altruism” of their book SuperFreakonomics (2009), Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner state that people are not pure altruistic. (125) Furthermore, people are altruistic when there are beneficial incentives for them. On my high school’s Hallowmas back in China, some students have booths for selling things. One friend who wanted to sell lottery tickets asked me for help because he didn’t have…

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  • Superfreakonomics By Levitt And Stephen Dubner

    Doing good for others has been an act of kindness that countless humans have done. Being a person that is genuinely kind to others permit a person to sense a better feeling about themselves because they know that they have done a good deed, which the good could come back to assist them in the future. Even so, according to the novel, Superfreakonomics by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner, they address different situations about the people who do good for the world, which is known as altruism;…

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  • Jordan Superstitions Analysis

    The reasoning lies, conveniently, in economics--or, more specifically, incentives. It turns out terrorism, unlike crime, is not committed out of self-interest and survival, but out of desire for influence and change. Therefore, describing terrorism as “civic passion on steroids,” Steven D. Levitt suggests in Superfreakonomics that it is easier to instead match a terrorist’s incentives to that of a voter. Educated individuals are more likely to engage with the political activity in their country…

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