Freakonomics is a book written in 2005 by Steven Levitt. Steven Levitt is an economist who is known for his unusual thinking practices. Even though he may have unorthodox ways to think about economics, he keeps the core of economics at heart with studying how people behave. Two things about the book stick out to me: the crime rates dropping dramatically and how a real-estate agent may not be the best way to sell a house. One reason most people thought that crime rates were dramatically dropping is because the increased police force, but Levitt shows that it is actually because abortion was legalized and many kids who would be fostered in bad homes were aborted and crimes rates decreased because of it. Another one of Levitt's finding is that a real estate agent may not go the extra mile to get the most value out of your house for example a house selling for about $300,000 and after everybody gets their share of the transaction the agent receives about 1.5% or 4500 dollars. If the house was actually worth $310,000 and the agent needed to put more time and effort to get that much out of it they most likely wouldn't because their 1.5 percent of 10,000 dollars is only $150 and it wouldn't be worth it for them. So real estate agents may not have the sellers interest at heart.
Freaky Freakonomics (older post, but posted it wrong earlier)
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