My Read of the Month:
Title: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (P.S.)Author: Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Genre: Socio- politics/Economics
Numbers are fascinating and easily impress. It provides measurable formulas that helps explain or give reason.
That’s why journalists love inserting statistics or figures in their reports. It gives weight to the content.
In this book, the authors’ objective is to encourage critical thinking and think differently about facts and figures; to ask questions before accepting what data is presented.
For instance, if our Housing minister reports that his newly implemented measures has worked in bringing down property prices in Singapore, can we assume that there is a correlation between the two?