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To be completely honest, when I first signed up for the course entitled ‘AP Macroeconomics,’ I truly had no idea what the ‘macro’ in the word meant. Of course I knew the meaning of economics—it’s everywhere in these trying times of the economy, plus, it was a vocab word in middle school. Now that I’ve read Super Freakonomics, I have an understanding of what the prefix in the word actually means and I find it interesting, perhaps even a future career option, or major in college. This book made me think in different ways, ways that I never imagined to think of before; in one way, I may even say it changed my life in opening my mind to different outlooks on numerous topics such as prostitution and life insurance, to using seat belts and making sure your doctor has washed his hands before that checkup—even the way money affects human (or maybe monkeys) lifestyle.
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Unfortunately, I do not believe in anyone being simply altruistic, as much as I want to, and it’s sad. Humans are selfish animals. In this chapter, the authors write about an experiment done in a lab to see if altruism actually did exist by playing a game with money (a person was given a certain amount of money in which they had to split with somebody else). The average amount of money given away was twenty percent of their own, and although the scientists believe this to be an example of altruism, I have to disagree. I believe the people did that since it wasn’t their own money to spend in the first place—they hadn’t earned the money themselves, they were just receiving it, so why not give some away?
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I’d recommend it to anyone; I’d even consider re-reading it. Now, the epilogue of this novel really is what had me thinking, though. Those scientists who taught the monkeys how to use a money system to receive treats and such (even prostitution eventually) were genius. It really captured how the money system may be what causes so much corruption and crime in our society. After reading the last section of this book, I thought going back to olden times where the barter system was the way to receive the needs of living may actually be the way to go—but then again, you shouldn’t complain about the present because the past isn’t really all that better, right?
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A Glossary of Political Economy Terms. Levitt, Steven D., Dubner, Stephen J.
A link between altruism and sexual selection: Genetic influence on altruistic behaviour and mate preference towards it. Phillips, E. F. (2010).
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The book made me see things differently, and I never thought of asking the similar questions probed in the different chapters of the book. Though I am not a person who reads book a lot, I was able to learn a lot especially that the author used economic examples, which I think made me understand the contents more since I am a business student.
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The questions of why we behave this way or what motivates us to behave in this manner and the relevance to society today are the focus of this paper. In order to facilitate my focus interviewee was given ten questions asking about her volunteering profile, and her motivating factors.
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When I find the time to, I would certainly watch the film for this book, in which, I think many would consider doing after reading an exceptional book. True, it is a long story with a bunch of pages to read, but honestly, in my opinion, it’s not even that long; it is so beautifully written that I wished I could write something like Memoirs of a Geis...
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