Not too heavy or terse, but full of well researched and developed information...just fascinating. A great listen for just about anyone; though a couple of topics can be touchy, the authors are careful to approach them purely from a scientific economics perspective with no social agenda.
I thought this book would be better than it was, there was some great insights and startling correlations but I found it repetative and not in depth enough to really sink my teeth into.
it was difficult listening to the lists, not really suited to audio book.
Different ways to look at at lot of things. Makes you stop and think. Would recommend. The last segment about names was a little bit .......boring but otherwise a great tape.
I thought this book was a poor excuse for the author to share his opinions on Real Estate Agents and abortion. I wasn't even able to finish the book because of boredom and frustration.
Aside from crediting abortion with crime reduction, there is not much fun or interesting. You will get more from Blink.
This book had some interesting points and case studies, many of which have been already made in similar books, such as the tipping point. The narrator lacks the skill of narrators of other audiobooks which i have read. Perhaps investing in a professional rather than one of the authors reading it would have been better. The book is written with an academic audience in mind, despite its use of plain language. The authors make grand generalizations and state them as fact. They are too confident in their analyses. There is a lot of self-glorification in this novel, to the point where it becomes irritating.
The book presented some compelling evidence across to support some interesting conclusion.
As a statistician myself, I appreciate the work and the ability to find a data set. Of all the situations presented, I found fault with only one -- real estate agents.