Sunday, May 14, 2006

Selectively Quoting from Freakonomics

I loved these lines from Freakonomics, don't ask me why :) it just reminds me of someplace I knew.

Upon completing his graduate work at the University of Chicago, Venkatesh was awarded a three-year stay at Harvard's Society of Fellows. ...

And yet he regularly left Cambridge, returning again and again to the crack gang in Chicago. The street level researh made Venkatesh something of an anomaly. Most of the other young Fellows were dyed-in-the-tweed intellectuals who like to pun in Greek.


Blogger Abi said...

Hmmm, what exactly does this stuff remind you of? Punning in Greek, or crack gangs?

Just curious ...

5/14/2006 5:14 PM  
Blogger Mridula said...

No no, just dyed in tweed academicians!

5/14/2006 10:00 PM  
Blogger Teri said...

Freakonomics os on my summer reading list - which is getting much longer than the summer, at this point!

5/15/2006 9:09 PM  
Blogger Mridula said...

Teri, Freakonomics is a fast read! And many parts are quite enjoyable.

5/16/2006 4:00 PM  
Blogger ashish said...

BTW: There is also a blog that features the pow-wow between freaknomics folks and Mr gladwell. Freakonomics as a fast read is exactly what I did. Hold, on - I will post the link to the freak**** and gladwell link.


6/03/2006 3:47 AM  

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