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Not Enough Exclamation Points!
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October 04, 2009, 05:56 PM
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There`s something that just doesn`t feel right about Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner denying themselves an exclamation point in the title of their sequel to their 4 million-selling 2005 book Freakonomics.

C`mon, Steve and Steve, you deserve an exclamation point:

SuperFreakonomics!
Heck, you`ve also earned yourselves one of those upside down Spanish exclamation points in front:
Â?SuperFreakonomics!
Steve and Steve`s new book with the sadly understated title SuperFreakonomics will be out October 20. (Maybe they`re reserving the exclamation point for the Broadway musical adaptation? I mean, why not? After all, Malcolm Gladwell got $1,000,000 for the movie rights to Blink.)

I`m looking forward to a nostalgic revival of the Freakonomics Frenzy of 2005, back when economists, having solved, once and for all, how to manage the economy had therefore allowed their attention to wander to imperializing lesser fields, such as criminology. Levitt didn`t actually have to know boring stuff like crime rate trends in the U.S. over the last few decades before publicizing his abortion-cut-crime theory, because he was ... an economist!

Those were good times, good times ...