- The book seems to have two themes that finance folks will find interesting - information and incentives.
- He's amazingly clever at "torturing" his data. Many of the questions he examines have a large number of counfounding factors that make testing hypotheses extremely difficult. Part of his genius seems to be in the way he slices his data in such a way that he can control for many of the confounding factors
- It's very well written
- It's got lots of provocative findings that will be great for "water cooler" talk -in particular, his hypothesis that the liberalization of abortion following Roe v. Wade led to the decrease in crime in the 90s.
Ah well, it's off to Home Depot, and then we grill... (guys will cook when there's Fire and Danger involved..)