Freakonomics

Freakonomics

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Freakonomics

Omnibus documentary based on the best-selling non-fiction book of the same name, about economics and the study of incentives in popular culture.

Alex Gibney (Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room) looks at the crumbling facade of Sumo wrestling. Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) offers up a buoyant and revealing angle on the repercussions of baby names. Rachel Grady and Heidi Ewing (Jesus Camp) deliver an eye-opening profile of underachieving kids incentivised to learn with cold hard cash. Finally, Eugene Jarecki (The Trials of Henry Kissinger) investigates an unsettling theory to explain why abortion has affected crime rates during the early '90s. Seth Gordon (The King of Kong) weaves the pieces together providing context and commentary from the authors.

2010USA
Documentary
Director:
Heidi Ewing ('Jesus Camp')Alex Gibney ('Taxi to the Dark Side', 'Enron:The Smartest Guys in the Room')Seth Gordon ('The King of Kong')Rachel Grady ('Jesus Camp')Eugene Jarecki ('The Trials of Henry Kissinger')Morgan Spurlock ('Super Size Me')
Writer:
Peter BullAlex GibneyJeremy ChilnickMorgan SpurlockEugene JareckiHeidi EwingRachel GradySeth Gordon
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Goodness me! This looks cool. Though is it just a way to introduce people to the concepts without them having to read the book and understand the full story? Because some of the concepts discussed would be dangerous in the hands of people who don't have the full story.

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Goodness me! This looks cool. Though is it just a way to introduce people to the concepts without them having to read the book and understand the full story? Because some of the concepts discussed would be dangerous in the hands of people who don't have the full story.

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