Ecline has come from ridiculously cheap treatments 10 Mindsets That Can Cause Drug and Alcohol Addiction and Mess up Sobriety like asperin heparin ACE inhibitors and beta blockersHORSE TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NEW YORK IN 1900 VERSUS CAR TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS IN NEW YORK IN 20071900 Horse accidents claimed theives of 1 out of every 17000 residents2007 Car accidents claimed the Alchemy Ever After lives of 1 out of every 30000 residents People were nearly twice asike to die in 1900 from a horse accident than from a car accident todayTHE LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEUENCES IS OFTEN SEEN WHEN GOVERNMENT LEGISLATION IS PASSEDeg governments who have tried to reduce trash by charging people for extra bags of trash1 Some people just stuff their existing bags and full a tactic now known by trash officers around the world as Seattle Stomp2 Others just dump their trash in the woods3 In Germany trash tax avoiders flused so much uneaten food down the toilets that the sewers became infested with rats4 A new garbage tax in Ireland generated a spike in backyard trash burning St James s Hospital in Dublin recorded a near tripling of patients who had set themselves on fire while burning trashFORCEPSThese can save ives if a baby is stuck in the birth canalThey are thought to have been invented early in the 17th century by an obstetrician called Peter Chamerlen They worked so well that Chamberlen kept them a secret sharing them only with sons and grandsons who continued in the family businessIt wasn t until the mid 18th century that they passed into general usage The surgeon Atul Gawande says that millions of babies ives were The Alchemy of Color Knitting: The Art and Technique of Mastering Exquisite Palettes lost as a result of this hoardingDIRTY TIESDoctors should be forbidden to wear ordinary ties as these collect pathogens and are rarelyaundered Instead doctors should wear bow tiesNITRATE FERTILIZERSThese are astonishingly cheap and effective They feed our world If we Pathfinder Player Companion: Alchemy Manual lost them we would only have fruit and animal products on special occasions or they would only be eaten by the richWHALE OIL AND OIL UNDERGROUNDIn the 19th century whales were the economic engine that helped turn the USA into a powerhouse Every inch of whales could be used Most valuable was whale oil aubricant for all sorts of machinery but also for AFRICAN AMERICAN URBAN lamps In the 19th century there were 900 whaling ships 735 of them were in the USA1835 1872 An average of 7700 whales a year were killed It was the fifthargest industry in the USThen the industry was exhausted through over whaling and it begun to fail That is when a retired railway man called Edwin L Drake using a steam engine to power a drill through 70 feel of shale and bedrock struck oil in Titusville PennsylvaniaThe new oil industry provided work for unemployed whalers and it saved whales from near certain extinctionCHANGING PEOPLE S BEHAVIOUR IS HARD WORKSEAT BELTSFor instance the introduction of seat belts in cars These were initially thought of by Robert McNamara who worked for The Ford Motor CompanyCongress began setting federal safety standards in the mid 1960s but even 15 years ater seat belt usage was aughably The Gnostic Religion low just 11%Over time the numbers crept up thanks to a variety of nudges1 The threat of a traffic ticket2 Expensive public awareness campaigns3 Annoying beeps and dashboardights if the belt wasn t buckled4 And eventually a societal acceptance that wearing a seat belt wasn t an insult to anyone s driving abilitySeat belt usage in 1985 21%Seat belt usage in 1990 61%Seat belt usage in 2009 Over 80%In fact seat belts reduce the risk of death in traffic accident by as much as 70% and at about 25 each are one of the most cost effective Computational Molecular Biology: An Algorithmic Approach (Computational Molecular Biology) life saving devices ever inventedCOWS SHEEP AND METHANERuminants cud chewing animals are wicked polluters They do this via exhalation flatulence belching and their manureMethane is 25 times potent as a green house gas than carbon dioxide released by cars or humans The world s ruminants are responsible for about 50% greenhouse gas than the entire transport sectorPossible solutions Shift away from eating red meat to eating chicken fish eggs or a vegetable based diet This does to reduce greenhouse gases than eatingocally resourced food Eat kangaroo meat they produce much Mocktails less methane In fact Australian scientists are trying to replicate the digestive bacteria in kangaroos stomachs so it can be transplanted to cowsGLOBAL WARMING HEROESAl Gore is usually held up as a marvellous campaigner for global warming issues but the authors of this book think aot of his ideas are wrong Instead they promote Nathan Myhrvold and his Budyko s Blanket A plan to put sulfer dioxide into the stratosphere which they believe could reverse global warminghttpgreenmanblogcomp251GLOBAL WARMING AT THE POLESGlobal warming is Clojure In Action largely a polar phenomenon Highatitude areas are 4 times sensitive to climate change than the euator hide spoiler TABLE OF CONTENTS close to verbatimIntro In which the global financial meltdown is entirely ignored in favor of engaging topicsthe perils of walking drunkthe unlikely savior of Indian womendrowning in horse manurewhat is freakonomicstoothless sharks bloodthirsty elephantsthings you always thought you knew but didn tChapter 1 In which we explain the various costs of being a womanLaShanna part time prostituteOne million dead witchesThe many ways in which females are punished for being born femaleEven Radcliffe women pay in which females are punished for being born femaleEven Radcliffe women pay priceTitle IX creates jobs for women men take them1 of every 50 women a prostituteThe booming sex trade in old time ChicagoA survey ike no otherThe erosion of prostitute payWhy did oral sex get so cheapPimps vs Realtors pimpact vs rimpactwhy cops ove prostituteswhere did all the schoolteachers gowhat really accounts for the male female wage gapdo men BWWM (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2 (Interracial Romance BWWM African American Multicultural Romance) *2: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Secret Baby Romance Contemporary Romance) love money the way womenove kidscan a sex change boost your salarymeet Allie the happy prostitute why aren t there women BWWM (An African American Romance) (BWWM Paranormal Scifi Romance) like herChapter 2 In which we discuss compelling aspects of birth death though primarily deaththe worst month to have a babythe natal roulette affects horses toowhy Albert Aab will outshine Albert Zyzmorthe birthdate bulgewhere does talent come fromsome families produce baseball players others produce terroristswhy terrorism is so cheap easythe trickle down effects of Sept 11the man who fixes hospitalswhy the newest ERs are already obsoletehow can you tell a good doctor from a bad onebitten by a client at workwhy you want your ER doc to be a womana variety of ways to postpone deathwhy is chemotherapy so widely used when it so rarely workswe re still getting our butts kicked by cancerwar not as dangerous as you thinkhow to catch a terroristChapter 3 In which people are revealed to beess good than previously thought but also African Literature: Overview and Bibliography less badwhy did 38 people watch Kitty Genovese be murderedwith neighborsike thesewhat caused the 1960s crime explosionhow the ACLU encourages crimeLeave it to Beaver not as innocent as you thinkthe roots of altruism pure impurewho visits retirement homesnatural disasters and slow news dayseconomists make Aliens Rogue Aliens like Galileo hit theabthe brilliant simplicity of the Dictator gamepeople are so generousthank goodness for donorcyclesthe great Iranian kidney experimentfrom driving a truck to the ivory tower John Listeconomistwhy don t real people behave Eşti cool şi dacă vorbeşti corect like people in theabthe dirty rotten truth about altruismscarecrows work on people tooKitty Genovese revisitedChapter 4 In which big seemingly intractable problems are solved in surprising waysthe dangers of childbirthIgnatz Semmelweis to the rescuehow the Endangered Species Act endangered speciescreative ways to keep from paying for your trashforceps hoardingthe famine that wasn t300000 dead whalesthe mysteries of poliowhat really prevented your heart attackthe killer carthe strange story of Robert McNamara seatbelts at Fordlet s drop some skulls down the stairwellhurray for seatbeltswhat s wrong with riding shotgunhow much good do car seats docrash test dummies tell no Fall for You lieswhy hurricanes kill and what can be done about itChapter 5 In which we take a cool hardook at global warminglet s melt the ice capwhat s worse "car exhaust or cow fartsif you ove the earth eat kangarooit all comes down to negative externalitiesTheClub "exhaust or cow fartsif you ove the earth eat kangarooit all comes down to negative externalitiesTheClub LoJackMt Pinatubo teaches a Facial Action Coding SystemInvestigator's Guide Part 16701 lessonthe obscenely smart somewhat twisted gentlemen of Intellectual VenturesAssassinating mosuitoesSir I am every kind of scientistan inconvenient truthinesswhat climate models missis carbon dioxide the wrong villainbig ass volcanoes and climate changehow the cool the earththe garden hose to the skyreasons to hate geoengineeringjumping the repugnance barriersoggy mirrors and the puffy cloud solution over waterwhy behavior change is so harddirty hands and deadly doctorsforeskins are fallingEpilogue Monkeys are people toomicroeconomics experiment teaching monkeys to use moneyprice shocks income shocksgamblingoss aversioncrime paysprostitutionfear of damage to monkey social structure ends experiments Those renegade cold blooded micro economists are back for fun filled worldly observations and scathing attacks on the status uo This time around the pair explore the economics of the worlds oldest profession and the myths and realities of global warming Makes me want to consider the incentives of most every occurrence and transaction Levitt is on to something pretty cool her. SCan eating kangaroo save the planetWhich adds value a pimp or a RealtorLevitt and Dubner mix smart thinking and great storytelling ike no one else whether investigating a solution to global warming or explaining why the price of oral sex has fallen so drastically By examining how people respond to incentives they show the world for what it really is – good bad ugly and in the final analysis super freakyFreakonomics has been imitated many times over – but only now with SuperFreakonomics has it met its mat.
Free download ´ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free º Steven D. LevittTrasted so in this spirit I ask How is a follow up book Alchemy Martial Supreme like a Shepherd s PieBecause shepherd s pie is made with the bits of meat discarded or not finished at a previous meal And so it is with this book Chapters not good enough to make it into the superb Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything have been recycled into this book It s ok butike anything that isn t first choice it s not got that wow factor amaze me tell me all these things about the world I d never even thought of More uh huh really yeah interesting to know3 stars Ugh pop culture trash masuerading as economics in turn masuerading as hard scienceThere were so many glaring flaws in the authors assumptions Nicholas Flamels First Codex logic and conclusions that within just the introduction they had alreadyost all credibilityRight up front the authors decla Does anyone actually believe this crapThe first chapter about the economics of prostitutionin this one was way better than the entire Freakonomics As a result I had faith that the authors would stick to their field As it turns out they get and ridiculous as the book progresses finishing off with a pair of shitshows I m still trying to figure out if the global cooling chapter and the monkey chapters are jokes What bothered me most about the global cooling chapter wasn t so much the views the authors develop but that they were trying to influence people on something they seem to know Alien little about While earlier in the book they explain how economics has expanded to social economics aka sociology political science and psychology they never really explain why economists suddenly can become scientists Why didn t they stick to the economics of global climate change That would have been just as interesting and their field Instead they take it upon themselves to select a handful of geniuses who have found simple solutions to a complex problem Entertaining Yes Funny Yes Interesting Often Legitimate Hell no Mostly of the same as Freakonomics with riffs on Malcolm Gladwell s books thrown in The glaring difference is the chapter on climate change which attempts to go waaay beyond the author s expertise in behavioral economics and contains unfortunate misrepresentations of climate science For a detailed critiue I d recommend Still there s no denying that convincing the public to recognize the need to curb CO2 emissions is an almost impossible task Also there s aaughable ine about how Congress undid the repeal of the estate tax for 2010 Apparently the authors had a deadline to meet and tried to predict that the Senate would behave rationally All in all I m starting to think that behavioral economics is better at explaining after the fact than predicting Reading this book was an enormous pleasure It was ike sitting down with a superb raconteur and hearing story after story of amazing and extraordinary events Oh no you exclaim surely that one can t be true But yes it is And so you African American Literature in Transition, 1830-1850 leap on hungrily to the next peculiar storyThis is a treasure chest of information for anyone interested in psychology economics or just sheer human cussedness The people behind the book work brilliantly together economicsecturer Steven Levitt and New York Times journalist Stephen Dubner Please can we have academics and journalists working in tandem The result here is so goodFor me there was no real overarching theme rather the book was a series of rollicking anecdotes about the unexpected and contrary It makes a great follow on to the authors first book just called Freakonomics I reckon both book are amongst the most entertaining I have ever read and I can t recommend them highly enoughI shall end with my usual medley of notes about some of the things that particularly caught my attention Warningthese notes are a real hotch potch view spoiler TELEVISION AND THE UALITY OF LIFE FOR WOMEN IN INDIAMany initiatives have been instigated to improve the À quoi rêvent les algorithmes lives of women in India where they are often treated badly both as children and adults None of these projects have been very successful Then American economists Emily Oster and Robert Jensen compared villages with cable television to those without television They examined data from a government survey of 2700 households most of them ruralIn households with televisionWife beating wasess toleratedParents were BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 40: Billionaires Secret Baby (Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) lessikely to admit to having a preference for male childrenWomen were Spare the Child: The Religious Roots of Punishment and the Psychological Impact of Physical Abuse likely to exercise personal autonomyThe families had aower birthrate associated with autonomy and fewer health risksThey were Managing Activism A Guide to Dealing with Activists and Pressure Groups likely to keep their daughters in schoolMACROECONOMICS Economists predictions are generally worthless They have a hard enough time explaining the past muchess predicting the future They are still arguing over whether Franklin Roosevelt s policy moves uelled The Great Depression or exacerbated itIt seems part of the human condition to believe in our own predictive abilities and just as well to uickly forget how badly our predictions turned out to beSPORTY WOMEN ARE SUCCESSFULBetsey Stevenson discovered that girls who play high school sports are Faith Into Action: Thoughts on Selected Topics likely to attend college andand a solid job especially in some of the high skill fields traditionally dominated by menSELLING HOUSES BY YOURSELF ON THE INTERNET V SELLING VIA A REALTOR ESTATE AGENTWith the atter you pay a commission of about 20000 on a 400000 house and research shows that there are very few benefits If you do it yourself you must do it on the internet on a website specialising in selling houses Paying to do that costs just 150but you have to do all the work yourself Houses sold directly on the internet take an average of an extra 20 days to sellA third way is flat fee real estate agents and they are even MORE expensive than realtorsBABY FORMULA MILKThe introduction of this allowed thousands of women to get right back into workFEMALE TEACHERS100 years ago this was one of the few
Non Menial Jobs Available Tomenial jobs available to At the time6% of all "Working Women Were Teachers And "women were teachers and a arge margin it was the choice of female college graduates 55% of all college educated female workers in their early thirties were employed as teachersSoon afterwards opportunities for smart women began to multiply and they could enter Academic Motherhood: How Faculty Manage Work and Family law medicine business and financeand there was a brain drain from teaching and standards droppedWOMEN EXECUTIVES Research has shown that gender discrimination plays only a minor role in holding women back Women take far fewer finance courses and all being eual there is a strong correlation between a finance background and career earningsWomen also work fewer hours than men A study of people completing their MBAs showed that women in the study worked 52 hours a week whilst the men worked 58 hours a week The big issues seems to be that womenove childrenWomen with no children work 3% Alcohol Fuel: A Guide to Making and Using Ethanol as a Renewable Fuel less hours than menWomen with children work 24%ess hours than menWomen also take career interruptions than men After 10 years in the workforce10% of men with MBAs went for 6 months or without working40% of women with MBAs went for 6 months or without workingHIGH STATUS CONFERS LONGEVITYEven amongst those nominated for the Nobel Prize Winners Uprising Emerge Series liveonger than those who have just been nominated but don t winPeople voted into The Baseball Hall of Fame outlive those were were narrowly omitted CANCERChemotherapy helps with Greenes Farevvell to Follie Sent to Courtiers and Scholers, as a President to Warne Them from the Vaine Delights, That Drawes Youth on to Repentance. 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(1617) leukemiaymphoma Hodgkin s disease and testicular cancerbut in most cases it is pretty ineffective There is a Dare To Be Hero longist of cancers where chemotherapy has zero effectmultiple myeloma soft tissue sarcoma melanoma of the skin and cancers of the pancreas uterus prostate bladder kidney breast and Sedition and Alchemy: A Biography of John Cale lung Some oncologists argue that with these types of cancer chemotherapy helps one out of ten peopleSo why is chemotherapy used so muchOncologists are amongst the highest paid doctorsThey typically derive than half their income from selling and administering chemotherapy drugsIf they give aung cancer patient an extra 2 months to The (Underground) Railroad in African American Literature live when he only expected toive 4 months on paper this will Handbook for Teaching African Literature African Writers look an impressive feat The doctor extended the patient s remainingife by 50% There has been Indiras Objective Agronomy MCQs for Agricultural Competitive Examinations little difference in how many people die of cancer in theast 50 years The age adjusted mortality rate for cancer is essentially unchanged over the past half centuryBUTOver the same period age adjusted mortality for cardiovascular disease has plummeted From nearly 600 per 100000 to beneath 300THEREFOREMany people who in previous generations died from heart disease are now The Great Black Way: L.A. in the 1940s and the Lost African-American Renaissance living to die of cancer instead So the statistics are better than they initiallyookCancer death rates are falling amongst younger peoplePeople 20 or younger mortality has fallen by over 50%People 20 40 Mortality has fallen by 20%This is an especially good result as incidents of cancers in this age group have been rising Probably due to diet behaviours and environmental factors HEART DISEASEDeaths from heart disease have fallen substantially over the past few decades Expensive treatments A New Reader's Guide to African Literature like grafts angioplasties and stents have only had a very small impactThe decline has come rather from the success of medications which treat high cholesterol and high blood pressure This accounts for half the dropMuch of the remaining Apy prescribed so often if it's so ineffective Can a sex change boost your salarySuperFreakonomics challenges the way we think all over again exploring the hidden side of everything with such uestions asHow is a street prostituteike a department store SantaWhy are doctors so bad at washing their handsHow much good do car seats doWhat's the best way to catch a terroristDid TV cause a rise in crimeWhat do hurricanes heart attacks and highway deaths have in commonAre people hard wired for altruism or selfishnes. Incredible fast entertaining read Thinkers Story Alchemy Authors Craft Book 2 like this one occasionall remind me just why I have chosen my professionShort Synopsis says it allPutting the Freak in Economics In which the global financial meltdown is entirely ignored in favor of engaging topicsThe perils of walking drunkThe unlikely savior of Indian womenDrowning in horse manureWhat is freakonomics anywayToothless sharks and bloodthirsty elephantsThings you always thought you knew but didn tChapter 1 How is a Street Prostitute Like a Department Store Santa In which we explore the various costs of being a womanMeet LaSheena a part time prostituteOne million dead witches The many ways in which females are punished for being born femaleEven Radcliffe women pay the priceTitle IX creates jobs for women men take them1 of every 50 women a prostituteThe booming sex trade in old time ChicagoA surveyike no otherThe erosion of prostitute payWhy did oral sex get so cheapPimps versus RealtorsWhy cops Oral and Written Poetry in African Literature Today love prostitu Iiked this book than I expected I would BWWM (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 89 (Interracial African American Billionaire Baby Romance Marriage Urban) 89: Billionaires Secret Baby (BWWM Interracial African American Romance Urban Baby Romance Short Stories) like it andiked it than their previous effort but have given it Digital Griots less stars this time than theast one The reason for this is that their The Handbook of Academic Writing last book introduced me to the whole field of behavioural economics and one is always fond of books that introduce entire new fieldsI had some real problems with some of the contents of this book or rather not the contents so much as the underlying philosophy There is aack of consistency of thought behind this one that is uite startling Look I m than happy to go with the whole Walt Whitman thing about being arge and complex beings and therefore admitting of contradictions but only so farThe underlying premise of this one is that people respond to incentives The problem is that people don t necessarily respond to incentives in the ways that we might expect As a theme this is utterly fascinating although a much better book on this subject is Predictably Irrational The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions The problem with this book is that the thinkers here aren t able to hold an idea ike that in their heads the whole way through and to see where their examples illustrate that idea and when their examples contradict that idea What the Agricultural Machinery Mechanization lesson of this book ought to have beenThe world is a very complex place Weearn rules and Rethinking American Womens Activism laws and tendencies of behaviour mostly by holding all the endless numbers of variables oress eual while fiddling with only one variable at a time Sometimes this brings great insight often not but in trying to understand incredibly complex systems this method of fiddling has the advantage that in holding all other things eual we get an idea of what the particular knob we are fiddling with effects when you turn it With human behaviour even economic behaviour you are always dealing with incredible complexity However people tend to behave in ways that are fairly predictable and we can devise experiments that test how they will behave that do hold some of the other variables pretty constant Some of those experiments say incredibly fascinating things about what it is to be human But don t ever forget that people are not simple they are always complex and just because you think you have them down pat they are always ALWAYS capable of surprising you either with how nice they can be or with how bloody appallingly they can behaveIf this book had done this and been consistent in having done this I probably would have given it five stars As you see I don t ask much I don t think this book really does know what message it truly wants to get across and so it reads Sustainable Agriculture like a series of sometimes interesting bits of information that are spat out one after another before they have been properly digested or even properly masticated The whole thing is a bit of a mess really saved only by the inherent interest there is in the subject This might be best illustrated with an example from the first book where they spoke about the Israeli day care centre that started charging parents for beingate fascinating example of incentives and unintended conseuences but if you want to understand this example then don t read about it in Freakonomics A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything get hold of Predictably Irrational The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions I would have thought that the Articles on Agricultural Writers Including lesson this book would have wanted to make abundantly clear would be that complex systems respond in unpredictable ways to simple interventions There may be consistent patterns that we can understand but overall you are better having an open mind when you come to a new example of incentives and interventions and go back to the data rather than theories to judge the effectiveness of particular interventions And this is theesson of the book in part when they are discussing car accidents or drunk walking they do go back to the data The fact that I think they seem to have misrepresented some of the data and that I would rather they had given detail to support their views is a Green Patriot Posters little beside the point ateast they were behaving in a way that I could follow if not necessarily agree withBut when they started solving climate change I figured they had completely ost the plot of their book entirely I
ve no idea if pumping the upper atmosphere with sulphur really is a ow cost solution to climate change andno idea if pumping the upper atmosphere with sulphur really is a ow cost solution to climate change and if it is but the authors were so keen to prove their thesis that simple solutions "Are Always Best And "always best and governments are congenitally incapable of ever coming up with a simple solution that I m rather certain most readers of this book will tragically believe that global warming has now been solved by an ex owner of Microsoft I mean if it was someone who had helped set up Apple I might have believed that such a solution to global warming might even exist but Microsoft Don t be silly As if simple and Microsoft were words that could reasonably be used in the same sentence After telling us that the climate is so difficult to understand that we can t even really model it they then say they have the solution to all our problems and all it involves is a great big bloody hose pumping rotten egg gas into the sky Like I said maybe global warming all will be uite so easy to solve but even so you are messing with a complex system you shouldn t be too surprised if your simple intervention has unpredictable conseuences And what if this intervention is too effective I know it might only take three years for things to get back to normal but how are we to survive without food for three years Do you really want Microeconomics Ever since I read the first Freakonomics book years ago I became a super freak and LOVED the real world expose on things we always seem to take for grantedIncentives work Period They work to control our behavior than anything else Prostitution was huge years ago because it paid very well compared to any other kind of work that a woman could do Often ten times the going rate of anything Cops turned a blind eye because they could partake of the services Those other really moral people who tried to stop it found they couldn t because they didn t understand the full circumstances So what reduced prostitution Higher wages for women in general Choice It was never a matter of morality It was a matter of going where the money isIf we compare a
geophysical engineering event such as setting off a volcano to combat global warmingengineering event such as setting off a volcano to combat global warming would cost a ot LESS than Al Gore s whole PR campaign that tried to browbeat everyone into altruism And it would be effectiveThe threat of terrorism is often much effective than actual terrorism So put away your bomb and just do some talking about it Microeconomics uses real data is only as effective as the uestions being posed but is still extremely interesting And enlighteningCar seats for kids No statistical difference in saving kids When Someone You Love Is Addicted To Alcohol Or Drugs lives versus seat belts The seat belts are the real saviors So instead of having this huge weird industry with mismatching standards for car seats why don t we have cars with easily adjustable seatbeltsHELLOThe numbers don tie But human psychology is FULL of blind spots Like doctors and washing hands To find out that one hospital s doctors only washed their hands 9% of the time they OUGHT to have been washing their hands proven by swabs and analysis of their hands versus their self reporting of 60% or so Or the other many excuses such as time and effort No incentive fixed that situation better than putting screensavers up on all the computers that showed a magnification of a single caught doctor s hand What kind of truly effective incentives do we need to roll out now with the Coronavirus Will washing hands truly make the grade Maybe we should all get a picture of the virus for our screensavers But will that take care of all the people who don t WANT to take it seriously Those people who will prolong the problem for everyone else by spreading it to their friends and neighbors and to their own family members all of whom might be trying very carefully to uarantine themselvesMaybe we need a shame bell The same shame bell that was so yeah in Game of Thrones All the chapters in this book start with How is and then two subjects are compared or con. The New York Times best selling Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation selling over four million copies in thirty five The Real Ebonics Debate languages and changing the way weook at the world Now Steven D Levitt and Stephen J Dubner return with SuperFreakonomics and fans and newcomers alike will find that the freakuel is even bolder funnier and surprising than the firstFour years in the making SuperFreakonomics asks not only the tough uestions but the unexpected ones What's dangerous driving drunk or walking drunk Why is chemother.