Reading “Super Freakonomics” by that fabulous duo : Steven D Levitt and Stephen Dubner. This is the follow-up to the international best-seller Freakonomics. The new book is ( okay, almost ) as entertaining and educative as the first one. The writers say they want to put the “freak” back into economics, making the dismal science go gonzo. I am not paid to review this book so am not saying any thing beyond the obvious. As writers, Messrs Levitt and Dubner are appealing because they realise the importance of not being earnest. They are erudite, engaging, educative but NOT EARNEST. That is why their prose crackles and that is why a non-economist ( like me ) is burning midnight oil reading the book. Whether their economics holds up or not, can’t tell as yet. But I am seduced completely by their style.
As for the photo below, it is a promo for the new scanner-printer-copier I have just bought to save myself trips to the cybercafe at odd hours. The printer works, the copier works and now I have scanned one of my photos, and BINGO, it works! Ergo, the economics works– it cost me less than Rs 4000.