New in the Book Club: Super Freakomonics

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Who knew that economics, microeconomics at that, could be entertaining? Super Freakonomics, our newest Book Club addtion, includes more examples of why everything, even things that don’t seem it, involves competing incentives and how to find simple, cheap solutions by thinking about things differently including information technology and ER overcrowding, measuring the skill of doctors, and getting doctors to wash their hands with a screen saver. Did you know that walking drunk is more dangerous than driving drunk (the authors don’t promote either)? How the automobile saved New York City from a horse manure crisis. Does a sex change affect your salary since men make more than women? Really funny stuff.
Ellen Andrews