Freakonomics

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Freakonomics

  1. 1. Freakonomics 15 minutes away from the coding sweatshop
  2. 2. What is freakonomics? <ul><li>A book
  3. 3. A blog
  4. 4. A mindset?
  5. 5. A decent read? </li></ul>
  6. 6. So go on then, ruin it for me
  7. 7. Freakonmics the book in a narrative format <ul><li>Once there was an economist...
  8. 8. Who started to apply that economic thinking to things that aren't strictly economics
  9. 9. Then started to talk about economics as the science of incentives
  10. 10. Who met a journalist...
  11. 11. Who then helped publish a book that's sold three million copies... </li></ul>
  12. 12. THE END
  13. 13. That's not enough!
  14. 14. More Detail <ul><li>Freakonomics is a collection of essays: </li><ul><li>Discovering cheating
  15. 15. Information control
  16. 16. The economics of drug dealing
  17. 17. Links between abortion and crime
  18. 18. The negligible effects of good parenting on education
  19. 19. The socioeconomic patterns of naming children </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. More detail please...
  21. 21. Cheating
  22. 22. Information Control
  23. 23. Am I a fascist?
  24. 24. Painfully Obvious
  25. 25. Small advances
  26. 26. Should you read it?
  27. 27. In conclusion <ul><li>I liked: </li><ul><li>The crime and abortion essay
  28. 28. The essay about cheating
  29. 29. The essay about information control </li></ul><li>I disliked: </li><ul><li>The obviousness
  30. 30. Minor advancement as intellectual revolution </li></ul><li>I'd read it, but its a holiday book </li></ul>
  31. 31. Photo Credits <ul><li>Flickr supplied: </li><ul><li>Car – open sky media
  32. 32. Pork pie of disappointment – raindog
  33. 33. Ectasy note – passiveaggressivenotes
  34. 34. Cheating 3some – robad0b
  35. 35. Hut 1 - welland
  36. 36. Howard graffiti – lousia_catlover
  37. 37. Wrestle - crotchsplay
  38. 38. Pain - iamdat
  39. 39. Dalek – johnson_cameraface </li></ul></ul>

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