Ligitimacy of Levitt's Freakonomics

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    It will be a required reading assignment in my economics class to read one of the Freakonomics books. I was wondering whether or not the premises in these books coincided with the Austrian school of thought, or if there is any error in the research, and other potential issues.


    In Freakonomics, Steven Levitt attempts to use mainstream micro-economic methods to analyze topics not usually considered part of the body of economics. So the premises of the book are not Austrian.

    The genesis of Freakonomics is the work of another Chicago economist, Gary Becker, who applied mainstream micro-economic methods to topics outside economics proper, such as the family.

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