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SuperFreakonomics Global Cooling Patriotic Prostitutes and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance

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Those renegade cold blooded micro economists are back for fun filled worldly observations and scathing attacks on the status uo This time around the pair explore the economics of the worlds oldest profession and the myths and realities of global warming Makes me want to consider the incentives of most every occurrence and transaction Levitt is on to something pretty cool here Microeconomics Ever since I read the first Freakonomics book years ago I became a super freak and LOVED the real world expose on things we always seem to take for grantedIncentives work Period They work to control our behavior than anything else Prostitution was huge years ago because it paid very well compared to any other kind of work that a woman could o Often ten times the going rate Does anyone actually believe this crapThe first chapter about the economics of prostitutionin this one was way better than the entire Freakonomics As a result I had faith that the authors would stick to their field As it turns out they get and ridiculous as the book progresses finishing off with a pair of shitshows I m still trying to figure out if the global cooling chapter and the monkey chapters are jokes What bothered me most about the global cooling chapter wasn t so much the views the authors O Fantástico Mundo Dos Elementos A Tabela Periódica Personificada develop but that they were trying to influence people on something they seem to know little about While earlier in the book they explain how economics has expanded to social economics aka sociology political science and psychology they never really explain why economists suddenly can become scientists Whyidn t they stick to the economics of global climate change That would have been just as interesting and their field Instead they take it upon themselves to select a handful of geniuses who have found simple solutions to a complex problem Entertaining Yes Funny Yes Interesting Often Legitimate Hell no TABLE OF CONTENTS close to verbatimIntro In which the global financial meltdown is entirely ignored in favor of engaging topicsthe perils of walking Aliens Savage Claim (Fated Mates of Apara Book 2) drunkthe unlikely savior of Indian womendrowning in horse manurewhat is freakonomicstoothless sharks bloodthirsty elephantsthings you always thought you knew butidn tChapter 1 In which we explain the various costs of being a womanLaShanna part time prostituteOne million KEY WEST SLAM dead witchesThe many ways in which females are punished for being born femaleEven Radcliffe women pay the priceTitle IX creates jobs for women men take them1 of every 50 women a prostituteThe booming sex trade in old time ChicagoA survey like no otherThe erosion of prostitute payWhyid oral sex get so cheapPimps vs Realtors pimpact vs rimpactwhy cops love prostituteswhere Booze and the Private Eye: Alcohol in the Hard-Boiled Novel did all the schoolteachers gowhat really accounts for the male female wage gapdo men love money the way women love kidscan a sex change boost your salarymeet Allie the happy prostitute why aren t there women like herChapter 2 In which weiscuss compelling aspects of birth Boku No Hero Academia Artbook death though primarilyeaththe worst month to have a babythe natal roulette affects horses toowhy Albert Aab will outshine Albert Zyzmorthe birthdate bulgewhere Cowboys Aliens does talent come fromsome families produce baseball players others produce terroristswhy terrorism is so cheap easythe trickleown effects of Sept 11the man who fixes hospitalswhy the newest ERs are already obsoletehow can you tell a good Masterplots II doctor from a bad onebitten by a client at workwhy you want your ERoc to be a womana variety of ways to postpone Black Love, Black Hate deathwhy is chemotherapy so widely used when it so rarely workswe re still getting our butts kicked by cancerwar not asangerous as you thinkhow to catch a terroristChapter 3 In which people are revealed to be less good than previously thought but also less badwhy id 38 people watch Kitty Genovese be murderedwith neighbors like thesewhat caused the 1960s crime explosionhow the ACLU encourages crimeLeave it to Beaver not as innocent as you thinkthe roots of altruism pure impurewho visits retirement homesnatural isasters and slow news Fundamentals of Music Processing dayseconomists make like Galileo hit the labthe brilliant simplicity of the Dictator gamepeople are so generousthank goodness foronorcyclesthe great Iranian kidney experimentfrom Kink Alchemy driving a truck to the ivory tower John Listeconomistwhyon t real people behave like people in the labthe irty rotten truth about altruismscarecrows work on people tooKitty Genovese revisitedChapter 4 In which big seemingly intractable problems are solved in surprising waysthe angers of childbirthIgnatz Semmelweis to the rescuehow the Endangered Species Act endangered speciescreative ways to keep from paying for your trashforceps hoardingthe famine that wasn t300000 No Billionaire Left Behind dead whalesthe mysteries of poliowhat really prevented your heart attackthe killer carthe strange story of Robert McNamara seatbelts at Fordlet srop some skulls Alchemy of the Mortar Pestle (The Culinary Library down the stairwellhurray for seatbeltswhat s wrong with riding shotgunhow much goodo car seats La crise des abeilles docrash testummies tell no lieswhy hurricanes kill and what can be one about itChapter 5 In which we take a cool hard look at global warminglet s itChapter 5 In which we take a cool hard look at global warminglet s the ice capwhat s worse car exhaust or cow fartsif you love the earth eat kangarooit all comes own to negative externalitiesTheClub vs LoJackMt Pinatubo teaches a lessonthe obscenely smart somewhat twisted gentlemen of Intellectual VenturesAssassinating mosuitoesSir I am every kind of scientistan inconvenient truthinesswhat climate models missis carbon ioxide the wrong villainbig Ass Volcanoes And Climate volcanoes and climate the cool the earththe garden hose to the skyreasons to hate geoengineeringjumping the repugnance barriersoggy mirrors and the puffy cloud solution over waterwhy behavior change is so harddirty hands and eadly You Can Thrive After Narcissistic Abuse doctorsforeskins are fallingEpilogue Monkeys are people toomicroeconomics experiment teaching monkeys to use moneyprice shocks income shocksgambling loss aversioncrime paysprostitutionfear ofamage to monkey social structure ends experiments I liked this book than I expected I would like it and liked it than their previous effort but have given it less stars this time than the last one The reason for this is that their last book introduced me to the whole field of behavioural economics and one is always fond of books that introduce entire new fieldsI had some real problems with some of the contents of this book or rather not the contents so much as the underlying philosophy There is a lack of consistency of thought behind this one that is uite startling Look I m than happy to go with the whole Walt Whitman thing about being large and complex beings and therefore admitting of contradictions but only so farThe underlying premise of this one is that people respond to incentives The problem is that people on t necessarily respond to incentives in the ways that we might expect As a theme this is utterly fascinating although a much better book on this subject is Predictably Irrational The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions The problem with this book is that the thinkers here aren t able to hold an idea like that in their heads the whole way through and to see where their examples illustrate that idea and when their examples contradict that idea What the lesson of this book ought to have beenThe world is a very complex place We learn rules and laws and tendencies of behaviour mostly by holding all the endless numbers of variables or less eual while fiddling with only one variable at a time Sometimes this brings great insight often not but in trying to understand incredibly complex systems this method of fiddling has the advantage that in holding all other things eual we get an idea of what the particular knob we are fiddling with effects when you turn it With human behaviour even economic behaviour you are always ealing with incredible complexity However people tend to behave in ways that are fairly predictable and we can IELTS Academic Writing devise experiments that test how they will behave thato hold some of the other variables pretty constant Some of those experiments say incredibly fascinating things about what it is to be human But IELTS Writing Section - How To Achieve A Target 8 Score don t ever forget that people are not simple they are always complex and just because you think you have themown pat they are always ALWAYS capable of surprising you either with how nice they can be or with how bloody appallingly they can behaveIf this book had one this and been consistent in having one this I probably would have given it five stars As you see I Windows PowerShell in Action don t ask much Ion t think this book really The Literature of Africa and African Continuum does know what message it truly wants to get across and so it reads like a series of sometimes interesting bits of information that are spat out one after another before they have been properlyigested or even properly masticated The whole thing is a bit of a mess really saved only by the inherent interest there is in the subject This might be best illustrated with an example from the first book where they spoke about the Israeli I've Got This Friend Who What You Can Do If You Think You or Your Friend Has A Serious Problem Advice for Teens on Alcohol Drugs Depression Eating Disorders and More day care centre that started charging parents for being late fascinating example of incentives and unintended conseuences but if you want to understand this example thenon t read about it in Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everyth. The New York Times best selling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation selling over four million copies in thirty five languages and changing the way we look at the world Now Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner return with SuperFreakonomics and fans and newcomers alike will find that the freakuel is even bolder funnier and surprising than the firstFour years in the making SuperFreakonomics asks not only the tough uestions but the unexpected ones What's Mindful Eating with Delicious Raw Vegan Recipes dangerousriving Aliens Genocide Aliens drunk or walkingrunk Why is chemother.

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With these types of cancer chemotherapy helps one out of ten peopleSo why is chemotherapy used so muchOncologists are amongst the highest paid Signs and Symbols: African Images in African-American Quilts doctorsThey typicallyerive than half their income from selling and administering chemotherapy Person in the Memory drugsIf they give a lung cancer patient an extra 2 months to live when he only expected to live 4 months on paper this will look an impressive feat Theoctor extended the patient s remaining life by 50% There has been little Stealing the Gila: The Pima Agricultural Economy and Water Deprivation, 1848-1921 difference in how many peopleie of cancer in the last 50 years The age adjusted mortality rate for cancer is essentially unchanged over the past half centuryBUTOver the same period age adjusted mortality for cardiovascular Literature and Dictatorship in Africa and Latin America 1958-1987 disease has plummeted From nearly 600 per 100000 to beneath 300THEREFOREMany people who in previous generationsied from heart Academic Advising Approaches disease are now living toie of cancer instead So the statistics are better than they initially lookCancer WHOS WHO IN AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE VOL.1 death rates are falling amongst younger peoplePeople 20 or younger mortality has fallen by over 50%People 20 40 Mortality has fallen by 20%This is an especially good result as incidents of cancers in this age group have been rising Probablyue to Agricultural Science for CSEC Examinations diet behaviours and environmental factors HEART DISEASEDeaths from heartisease have fallen substantially over the past few Alphas Abused Mate decades Expensive treatments like grafts angioplasties and stents have only had a very small impactTheecline has come rather from the success of medications which treat high cholesterol and high blood pressure This accounts for half the ropMuch of the remaining ecline has come from ridiculously cheap treatments like asperin heparin ACE inhibitors and beta blockersHORSE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NEW YORK IN 1900 VERSUS CAR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NEW YORK IN 20071900 Horse accidents claimed the lives of 1 out of every 17000 residents2007 Car accidents claimed the lives of 1 out of every 30000 residents People were nearly twice as like to Climate Smart Agriculture (Natural Resource Management and Policy Book 52) die in 1900 from a horse accident than from a car accident todayTHE LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEUENCES IS OFTEN SEEN WHEN GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION IS PASSEDeg governments who have tried to reduce trash by charging people for extra bags of trash1 Some people just stuff their existing bags and full a tactic now known by trash officers around the world as Seattle Stomp2 Others justump their trash in the woods3 In Germany trash tax avoiders flused so much uneaten food own the toilets that the sewers became infested with rats4 A new garbage tax in Ireland generated a spike in backyard trash burning St James s Hospital in Dublin recorded a near tripling of patients who had set themselves on fire while burning trashFORCEPSThese can save lives if a baby is stuck in the birth canalThey are thought to have been invented early in the 17th century by an obstetrician called Peter Chamerlen They worked so well that Chamberlen kept them a secret sharing them only with sons and grandsons who continued in the family businessIt wasn t until the mid 18th century that they passed into general usage The surgeon Atul Gawande says that millions of babies lives were lost as a result of this hoardingDIRTY TIESDoctors should be forbidden to wear ordinary ties as these collect pathogens and are rarely laundered Instead octors should wear bow tiesNITRATE FERTILIZERSThese are astonishingly cheap and effective They feed our world If we lost them we would only have fruit and animal products on special occasions or they would only be eaten by the richWHALE OIL AND OIL UNDERGROUNDIn the 19th centu Incredible fast entertaining read Thinkers like this one occasionall remind me just why I have chosen my professionShort Synopsis says it allPutting the Freak in Economics In which the global financial meltdown is entirely ignored in favor of engaging topicsThe perils of walking Saint Germain On Alchemy drunkThe unlikely savior of Indian womenDrowning in horse manureWhat is freakonomics anywayToothless sharks and bloodthirsty elephantsThings you always thought you knew butidn tChapter 1 How is a Street Prostitute Like a Department Store Santa In which we explore the various costs of being a womanMeet LaSheena a part time prostituteOne million Chasing the Red Queen dead witches The many ways in which females are punished for being born femaleEven Radcliffe women pay the priceTitle IX creates jobs for women men take them1 of every 50 women a prostituteThe booming sex trade in old time ChicagoA survey like no otherThe erosion of prostitute payWhyid oral sex get so cheapPimps versus RealtorsWhy cops love prostitutesWhere Haylee did all the schoolteachers goWhat really accounts for the male female wage gapDo men love money the way women love kidsCan a sex change boost your salaryMeet Allie the happy prostitute why aren t there women like herChapter 2 Why Should Suicide Bombers Buy Life Insurance In which weiscuss compelling aspects of birth and The Columbia Guide to South African Literature in English Since 1945 (The Columbia Guides to Literature Since 1945) death though primarilyeathThe worst month to have a babyThe natal roulette affects horses tooWhy Albert Aab will outshine Albert ZyzmorThe birthdate bulgeWhere Hijacking the Brain does talent come fromSome families produce baseball players others produce terroristsWhy terrorism is so cheap and easyThe trickleown effects of September 11The man who fixes hospitalsWhy the newest ERs are already obsoleteHow can you tell a good Doctor From A Bad One Bitten By A Client At from a bad one Bitten by a client at Why you want your ER 僕のヒーローアカデミア 3-4 doc to be a womanA variety of ways to postponeeathWhy is chemotherapy so widely used when it so rarely works We re still getting our butts kicked by cancer War not as angerous as you thinkHow to catch a terroristChapter 3 Unbelievable Stories About Apathy and Altruism In which people are revealed to be less good than previously thought but also less badWhy id 38 people watch Kitty Genovese be murderedWith neighbors like theseWhat caused the 1960s crime explosionHow the ACLU encourages crimeLeave It to Beaver not as innocent as you thinkThe roots of altruism pure and impureWho visits retirement homesNatural isasters and slow news daysEconomists make like Galileo and hit the labThe brilliant simplicity of the Dictator gamePeople are so make like Galileo and hit the labThe brilliant simplicity of the Dictator gamePeople are so goodness for onorcycles The great Iranian kidney experimentFrom Gendered Citizenships driving a truck to the ivory towerWhyon t real people behave like people in the labThe irty rotten truth about altruismScarecrows work on people tooKitty Genovese revisitedChapter 4 The Fix is in and It s Cheap and Simple In which big seemingly intractable problems are solved in surprising waysThe angers of childbirthIgnatz Semmelweis to the rescueHow the Endangered Species Act endangered speciesCreative ways to keep from paying for your trashForceps hoardingThe famine that wasn tThree hundred thousand Singing the Law dead whalesThe mysteries of polioWhat really prevented your heart attackThe killer carThe strange story of Robert McNamaraLet srop some skulls Alchemic down the stairwellHurray for seat beltsWhat s wrong with riding shotgunHow much goodo car seats We Sell Drugs doCrash testummies tell no liesWhy hurricanes kill and what can be Problem Solving in Data Structures Algorithms Using C++ done about itChapter 5 What Do Al Gore and Mount Pinatubo Have in Common In which we take a cool hard look at global warmingLet s melt the ice capWhat s worse car exhaust or cow fartsIf you love the earth eat kangarooIt all comesown to negative externalitiesThe Club versus LoJackMount Pinatubo teaches a lessonThe obscenely smart somewhat twisted gentlemen of Intellectual VenturesAssassinating mosuitoes Sir I am every kind of scientist An inconvenient truthinessWhat climate models missIs carbon Literature of Africa dioxide the wrong villain Big ass volcanoes and climate changeHow to cool the earthThe garden hose to the sky Reasons to hate geoengineeringJumping the repugnance barrier Soggy mirrors and the puffy cloud solutionWhy behavior change is so hardDirty hands andeadly Women and Sustainable Agriculture: Interviews With 14 Agents of Change doctorsForeskins are falling c All the chapters in this book start with How is and then two subjects are compared or contrasted so in this spirit I ask How is a follow up book like a Shepherd s PieBecause shepherd s pie is made with the bits of meatiscarded or not finished at a previous meal And so it is with this book Chapters not good enough to make it into the superb Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything have been recycled into this book It s ok but like anything that isn t first choice it s not got that wow factor amaze me tell me all these things about the world I Crossing the color line in American politics and African American literature d never even thought of More uh huh really yeah interesting to know3 stars Mostly of the same as Freakonomics with riffs on Malcolm Gladwell s books thrown in The glaringifference is the chapter on climate change which attempts to go waaay beyond the author s expertise in behavioral economics and contains unfortunate misrepresentations of climate science For a Rebuilding detailed critiue I recommend Still there s no Intro to Alien Invasion denying that convincing the public to recognize the need to curb CO2 emissions is an almost impossible task Also there s a laughable line about how Congress undid the repeal of the estate tax for 2010 Apparently the authors had aeadline to meet and tried to predict that the Senate would behave rationally All in all I m starting to think that behavioral economics is better at explaining after the fact than predicting. SCan eating kangaroo save the planetWhich adds value a pimp or a RealtorLevitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling like no one else whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex has fallen so Therapy of Love drastically By examining how people respond to incentives they show the world for what it really is – good bad ugly and in the final analysis super freakyFreakonomics has been imitated many times over – but only now with SuperFreakonomics has it met its mat. Ing get hold of Predictably Irrational The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions I would have thought that the lesson this book would have wanted to make abundantly clear would be that complex systems respond in unpredictable ways to simple interventions There may be consistent patterns that we can understand but overall you are better having an open mind when you come to a new example of incentives and interventions and go back to theata rather than theories to judge the effectiveness of particular interventions And this is the lesson of the book in part when they are Democratic Phoenix: Reinventing Political Activism discussing car accidents orrunk walking they Museum Activism do go back to theata The fact that I think they seem to have misrepresented some of the Narcissistic Mothers data and that I would rather they had givenetail to support their views is a little beside the point at least they were behaving in a way that I could follow if not necessarily agree withBut when they started solving climate change I figured they had completely lost the plot of their book entirely I ve no idea if pumping the upper atmosphere with sulphur really is a low cost solution to climate change and great if it is but the authors were so keen to prove their thesis that simple solutions are always best and that governments are congenitally incapable of ever coming up with a simple solution that I m rather certain most readers of this book will tragically believe that global warming has now been solved by an ex owner of Microsoft I mean if it was someone who had helped set up Apple I might have believed that such a solution to global warming might even exist but Microsoft Don t be silly As if simple and Microsoft were words that could reasonably be used in the same sentence After telling us that the climate is so Falling For A Kingpin difficult to understand that we can t even really model it they then say they have the solution to all our problems and all it involves is a great big bloody hose pumping rotten egg gas into the sky Like I said maybe global warming all will be uite so easy to solve but even so you are messing with a complex system you shouldn t be too surprised if your simple intervention has unpredictable conseuences And what if this intervention is too effective I know it might only take three years for things to get back to normal but how are we to survive without food for three years Do you really want someone from Microsoft pissing around with our climate It makes my skin crawl that Microsoft have something too with my computer and really in the great scheme of things my computer Violence and Trauma in Selected African Literature doesn t really matter if itcrashes but leave my planet aloneThe part of this book thatealt with the story of a woman being raped and murdered in New York while 38 people watched on was interesting as it showed there was much to this story than just that people are arseholes Whenever a story seems a little too pat there is probably going to be to the story That they explain that this story is not so simple is probably worth the price of the book It is a service provided to humanity that the authors The Social Rebellion deserve to be praised forThe stuff on prostitution was interesting as was the stu Ugh pop culture trash masuerading as economics in turn masuerading as hard scienceThere were so many glaring flaws in the authors assumptions logic and conclusions that within just the introduction they had already lost all credibilityRight up front the authorseclare that fears about global warming are overblown because the issue will likely be solved by technological innovation and then offer as proof the fact that cars eliminated the problems caused by horse based transportation So you know Best African American Essays 2010 don t worry everyone we re sure to have a solution to global warming with even larger negative externalities anyay now That s not even taking into account subtle problems with the we always innovate our way out of problems argument like survivorship bias or the assumption that human ingenuity is unbounded or the assumption that we ll recognize pending catastrophes in time to act or the assumption that global changes will be politically acceptable on a global level or the complete Navigating The Seven Seas disregard for loss of life while waiting for the technological solution etcI uickly concluded that this book wasn t worth the effort to finish Reading this book was an enormous pleasure It was like sittingown with a superb raconteur and hearing story after story of amazing and extraordinary events Oh no you exclaim surely that one can t be true But yes it is And so you leap on hungrily to the next peculiar storyThis is a treasure chest of information for anyone interested in psychology economics or just sheer human cussedness The people behind the book work brilliantly together economics lecturer Steven Levitt and New York Times journalist Stephen Dubner Please can we have academics and journalists working in tandem The result here is so goodFor me there was no real overarching theme rather the book was a series of rollicking anecdotes about the unexpected and contrary It makes a great follow on to the authors first book just called Freakonomics I reckon both book are amongst the most entertaining I have ever read and I can t recommend them highly enoughI shall end with my usual medley of notes about some of the things that particularly caught my attention Warningthese notes are a real hotch potch view spoiler TELEVISION AND THE UALITY OF LIFE FOR WOMEN IN INDIAMany initiatives have been instigated to improve the lives "of women in India where they are often treated badly both as children "women in India where they are often treated badly both as children adults None of these projects have been very successful Then American economists Emily Oster and Robert Jensen compared villages with cable television to those without television They examined ata from a government survey of 2700 households most of them ruralIn households with televisionWife beating was less toleratedParents were less likely to admit to having a preference for male childrenWomen were likely to exercise personal autonomyThe families had a lower birthrate associated with autonomy and fewer health risksThey were likely to keep their aughters in schoolMACROECONOMICS Economists predictions are generally worthless They have a hard enough time explaining the past much less predicting the future They are still arguing over whether Franklin Roosevelt s policy moves uelled The Great Depression or exacerbated itIt seems part of the human condition to believe in our own predictive abilities and just as well to uickly forget how badly our predictions turned out to beSPORTY WOMEN ARE SUCCESSFULBetsey Stevenson William Wells Brown: An African American Life discovered that girls who play high school sports are likely to attend college and land a solid job especially in some of the high skill fields traditionallyominated by menSELLING HOUSES BY YOURSELF ON THE INTERNET V SELLING VIA A REALTOR ESTATE AGENTWith the latter you pay a commission of about 20000 on a 400000 house and research shows that there are very few benefits If you The Alien Surrogate do it yourself you musto it on the internet on a website specialising in selling houses Paying to The Changing Face of African Literature / Les nouveaux visages de la litterature africaine. (Cross/Cultures) do that costs just 150but you have too all the work yourself Houses sold De lautre côté de la machine. Voyage dune scientifique au pays des algorithmes directly on the internet take an average of an extra 20ays to sellA third way is flat fee real estate agents and they are even MORE expensive than realtorsBABY FORMULA MILKThe introduction of this allowed thousands of women to get right back into workFEMALE TEACHERS100 years ago this was one of the few non menial jobs available to women At the time6% of all working women were teachers and by a large margin it was the choice of female college graduates 55% of all college educated female workers in their early thirties were employed as teachersSoon afterwards opportunities for smart women began to multiply and they could enter law medicine business and financeand there was a brain Salt and the Alchemical Soul drain from teaching and standardsroppedWOMEN EXECUTIVES Research has shown that gender iscrimination Plays Only A Minor Role In Holding only a minor role in holding back Women take far fewer finance courses and all being eual there is a strong correlation between a finance background and career earningsWomen also work fewer hours than men A study of people completing their MBAs showed that women in the study worked 52 hours a week whilst the men worked 58 hours a week The big issues seems to be that women love childrenWomen with no children work 3% less hours than menWomen with children work 24% less hours than menWomen also take career interruptions than men After 10 years in the workforce10% of men with MBAs went for 6 months or without working40% of women with MBAs went for 6 months or without workingHIGH STATUS CONFERS LONGEVITYEven amongst those nominated for the Nobel Prize Winners live longer than those who have just been nominated but on t winPeople voted into The Baseball Hall of Fame outlive those were were narrowly omitted CANCERChemotherapy helps with leukemia lymphoma Hodgkin s isease and testicular cancerbut in most cases it is pretty ineffective There is a long list of cancers where chemotherapy has zero effectmultiple myeloma soft tissue sarcoma has zero effectmultiple myeloma soft tissue sarcoma of the skin and cancers of the pancreas uterus prostate bladder kidney breast and lung Some oncologists argue that. Apy prescribed so often if it's so ineffective Can a sex change boost your salarySuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again exploring the hidden side of everything with such uestions asHow is a street prostitute like a epartment store SantaWhy are Strong at the Broken Places Overcoming the Trauma of Childhood Abuse doctors so bad at washing their handsHow much goodo car seats South African Young Adult Literature in English, 2000-2014 doWhat's the best way to catch a terroristDid TV cause a rise in crimeWhato hurricanes heart attacks and highway eaths have in commonAre people hard wired for altruism or selfishnes. .