Watch Freakonomics Movie
Answer following Questions
1-Freakonomicsâ€ argues that morality represents the way we would like the world to work, whereas economics can show how the world really does work. Do you agree? Why or why not?
2-How does the argument linking Roe v. Wade to a drop in crime change your thinking about abortion?
3-Levitt and Stephen Dubner set out to explore the hidden side of numerous social questions. What was the methodology they used to prove that sumo wrestling–â€”the epitome of virtue in Japanese societyâ€”suffers from endemic corruption? What incentives exist in the sportâ€”in spite of its national character of purityâ€”make it vulnerable to corruption?
4-In the segment of paying students to improve their grades, examine what does the winner of the $500 prize have that the student who continued to do poorly (the skate boarder) not have?
5-Is paying studentsâ€”according to the experimentâ€”to improve school performance an effective strategy? What does the experiment indicate?
6-What did the instances of cheating among sumo wrestlers and the teachers in Chicago have in common?