Femmebert (jillbertini) wrote in honky_navel,
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Freakonomics

Have any of you read Freakonomics? I just finished it, and I can't put my finger on it, but there are some things that really bothered me. The most specific things I can think of is how he talks about the likelihood that certain people will grow up to be criminals, rather than saying they are more likely to commit crimes. He also conflates race and class, basically talking about black people and white people, rather than poor people and rich people. And in the final chapter, there's this entire thing about names that just doesn't make any sense to me.

Thoughts?

x-posted to self
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