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Freakonomics: The movie


Sam Roggeveen


13 August 2010 11:02

If you were a fan of the best-selling book, Freakonomics (here's the blog), you might enjoy the documentary too; you can watch the newly released trailer below. Freakonomics was the most successful of a wave of popular economics books that emerged this decade, and it spawned several imitators (I have a copy of Soccernomics on my desk).

Although academic economists might turn up their noses at some of these books, their popularity does reflect a healthy public curiosity about the many facets of human behaviour. I would see The Gruen Transfer (a very funny Australian TV panel show about the advertising industry) as being in broadly the same genre, and it seems to me that the popular behavioural-economics book, Nudge, is crying out for an accompanying TV series.