Tue 03 September 2013 by Thejaswi Puthraya

Freakonomics is an economist's take on some non-traditional "economic" topics. Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner use economic theory to explain why crime rates decreased after an abortion ban, what teachers and sumo wrestlers have in common, how information de-control led to the downfall of Ku Klux Klan etc.

The use of economic theory for attempting to answer these questions is interesting but the writing style is dry and can get boring despite humour being interspersed.

Read this book to learn a new way of looking at problems but not for it's literary skills.