By this point, the Klan was a lot less violent than it used to be, and carried out many fewer lynchings; instead, the real power of the 1940s Klan was their fear rhetoric.
Kennedy realized the best way to take the Klan down was to expose their secret information to the world in whatever way he could, so he fed these important Klan secrets to a radio show listened to which many children listened, called "Adventures of Superman." Once everyone knew all this information, it turned into a tool for mockery, and Klan membership fell drastically.
It defuses the sometimes dry perception of economics with a healthy dose of "Freak" in the book's title..
This book defuses the sometimes intimidating perception of data driven prediction and even defines the field of study itself with its semi-humorous subtitle, "The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die."Welcome to the "Ripley's Believe It or Not! Predictive analytics' aim isn't only to assess human hunches by testing relationships that seem to make sense, but also to explore a boundless playing field of possible truths beyond the realms of intuition.
The MIT News Office reports, "Acemoglu is the fifth member of the present Economics Department to receive the Clark Medal." According to Soundings, "Number of Nobel prize winners among current and former members of the MIT Economics Department in the past 5 years: 5 Number of John Bates Clark Medal winners in the past dozen years who are current or former members of the MIT Economics Department: 5 " Consider that #1, the Clark Medal is given every two years, and #2, this was written before Acemoglu received it this year. Anyway, I bring up Freakonomics in the first place because Levitt cites MIT Professor Dan Ariely's research about dating websites. It's brilliant, I know.) Someone already caught the mistake -- good work. I won the Westinghouse prize when I was 12, big deal. I got a double doctorate from MIT at 22, chemistry and geology. This view is modeled after the setup of Hayden Library.
February 19, 2014: #11 - Planet Money Honey Today on the show, how NPR's Planet Money taught me a trick for being better at dating.
Internally, the company tracks 19 variables related to every first message they send out on behalf of their clients.Levitt attributes Kennedy's success to his understanding of the power of information.The KKK's power existed in the form of information, and once that information was exposed to the world, they lost the advantage they had from holding it.The authors of “Freakonomics” discovered that 56% of men that create an online dating profile do not even get one single message while Jupiter Research found that 97% quit within 3 months.Scott Valdez, Founder and President of Virtual Dating Assistants (Vi DA Virtual Dating Assistants.com) advises that informed decisions yield better results.