Yesterday, my review of the DVD for the film adaptation of Steven Levitt’s and Stephen Dubner’s Freakonomics posted at PopMatters. While entertaining enough, as social science, the film leaves something to be desired.

There is one sense in which it does not seem to matter much if one refers to the book or to the film. In both cases, freakonomics, however unconventional in other respects, shares at least one limitation with mainstream economics: a refusal to engage with the underlying values or politics of its claims about the world.

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