Monday, September 27, 2010

Thoughts on Levitt & Dubner's SuperFreakonomics [freak0mg]

Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner - SuperFreakonomics (Unabridged)

Random tidbits I thought of interest:

* Lojack as a positive externality like keeping up the lawn.

* Kidney donation in Iran.

* Psychology & statistics of death: death rate on 31 Dec. vs. 1 Jan; Jefferson & Adams waited for 50th anniversary of Decl. of Independence and then died within 15 hours of each other; mortality dependence on hour one gets to ER; Nobelists living longer (2 yrs) than near prizewinners

* Horses as causing more urban pollution than cars!

* Revealed preferences vs declared ones.

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