Think like a freak

A far more efficient splinter charity Smile Train was set up as a result. There is nothing like the sheer power of numbers to scrub away layers of confusion and contradiction, especially with emotional, hot- button topics.

Fixing a huge problem like runaway health- care costs is about a thousand times harder than, say, figuring out how to take a penalty kick. Do you go hard for the corner or play it a bit safe? The crowd bellows as you place the ball on the chalked penalty mark. What does the incentive actually encourage you to do?

The seventh chapter discusses how to let problems sort themselves out using the principle of a "self weeding garden" and a multitude of ways people tricked others into revealing their true intentions. Once journalists stopped getting it, they stopped writing about it— but the problem persists, especially among blue- collar workers.

Levitt and Dubner plainly see the world like no one else. This chapter has a discussion of the wine tasting studies by Robin Goldstein. But instead of accepting conventional wisdom as fact, the two sit down with the magician Alex Stone—someone in the business of fooling people—and ask him what he thinks.

Are you willing to take the chance? We had also taken heat for suggesting that the standard playbook for fighting global warming was not going to work. The eyes of the world are upon you, and the prayers of your nation.

You may find yourself way, way out of step with the prevailing winds.

An excerpt from “Think Like a Freak”

The conventional wisdom is often wrong. If you follow the communal incentive— trying to win the game for your nation even though you risk looking personally foolish— you will kick toward the center.

Because there is so much emotion attached to health care, it can be hard to see that it is, by and large, like any other part of the economy. Strong side or weak? Dubner have published more than 8, blog posts on Freakonomics.

Sometimes in life, going straight up the middle is the boldest move of all. Knowing what to measure, and how to measure it, can make a complicated world less so.Jun 27,  · The authors of the bestselling Freakonomics and SuperFreakonomics, are out with a new book, Think Like a Freak, which opens with a timely story.

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