Freakonomics ( You know,â€œHow Is the Ku Klux Klan Like a Group of Real-Estate Agents?â€) was named as one of the most over-rated books of 2006 in Prospect Magazine. Nominated by Dr. Diane Coyle, a freelance economist and a former advisor to the UK Treasury, she says,
Economics as freak show. Depressingly, this seems to be the only way to gain a wider audience for the empress of the social sciences, other than multinational bashing.
And Realtor bashing too, of course.