July 05, 2005
I MENTIONED STEVE LEVITT'S BOOK, Freakonomics, a while back, and I thought it was pretty interesting. Arnold Kling, however, is a lot less positive:
If readers come away from this book thinking that they have discovered how economics ought to be done, I would indeed consider it a "sad development." The book is most notable for its willingness to pass off speculative and tentative findings as though they were well-vetted, settled facts.
Read the whole thing.