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Freakonomics is a documentary film adaptation of the bestselling book by Steven Levine and Stephen Dubner. The film examines the social world by using the rules of economics to somewhat turn the world on its' head. The documentary follows statistical analysis of commonly held ideas on crime statistics, in doing so, offering an alternative reason for falling crime rates, rather than good policing. It then moves on to discuss baby names, and whether the choice a parent makes for their child can affect the rest of the childs' life. Then wandering off a little into a different world, that of Sumo wrestling. Therein exposing a sub-culture of treachery and deceit in the ancient mystic art form that was thought incorruptible. Finally, it looks at how in some school institutions where bribing students to study has affects, some good and some bad. It's pieced together nicely and is broken up into segments which are all directed by different well known documentary film-makers, such as Seth Gordon and Morgan Spurlock. It's a must see for anyone interested in how people in our society are and the different events which have shaped all of our lives.


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AIRED ON 12/3/2007

Season 2007 : Episode 12.03.07

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