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Not as Explosive as Advertised,
Rezension bezieht sich auf: SuperFreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance (Taschenbuch)
The cover of my copy of Super Freakonomics has the headline "The Explosive Follow Up to Freakonomics". In reality, there is only one such chapter of the five in the book. This is of course the chapter on climate change. This chapter has received a lot of press and I wonder how many 'environmentalists' would have put the book down quickly if it was the first chapter. I personally find the idea of geo-engineering an upper atmosphere shield regulate temperature interesting. I personally would recommend using KC-10 tankers instead of super long hose! The vapor trails of the aircraft would also seed clouds!
Otherwise, as expected there are many interesting behavioral economics stories being told. The authors succeeded in their primary task, to get me to think. And I think this book is not as good as the first. BUt it is still a good read such that I finished it in 2 days. I also think that the solutions offered on some topics lack options. Case in point: their recommendation to drive drunk instead of walking drunk (yes an explosive topic) since one is more likely to die walking home drunk. I suspect there are other options out there, but maybe there was no data available to the authors. I have to wonder if there is data on Taxi deaths and bicycle deaths that could be explored in relation to this topic.
In the end this is my biggest disappointment with the book. Overall, it looks at limited options to complex problems. I suspect there are many more cost effective and simple solutions than what they have offered.
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