“Freakonomics” Detroit

This morning I was privileged enough to hear Steven Levitt, author of “Freakonomics” speak to a packed house at the Community Arts Building on the campus of Wayne State University. Dr. Levitt is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago. He entertained us with stories of how he received a “2” on his AP Calculus exam, how he had a prostitute teach his class for her hourly rate, and how the study of race is something that largely ignored by the media and rarely undertaken in academics. Levitt was hilarious and endearingly adorable in a professoresque way. I look forward to reading more works by Dr. Levitt and thank him for making academics attractive and relevant to academics and non-academics alike.

1 Comment so far

  1. Tom (unregistered) on April 29th, 2007 @ 5:45 pm

    I’m so bummed I couldn’t go!

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