The main idea of the book is laid out: that is, if ethics are present, how people will work like the world, then economics shows that it really does work. Why conventional wisdom is so often wrong ... How do "experts" - from criminologists to real estate agents to political scientists-bend the truth ... Why is knowing what to measure, and how to measure it, is key to understanding modern life ... "Freakonomics," is?
In addition to the lack of value in her home, Mary is also running into problems
with it. Although the house is under full warranty, she is facing many expensive
mechanical defects in the house, such as bad wires, an outdated roof, and a
questionable furnace. Next she discovers mold. The developer who built the
home fixed the mold problem once, but he has since gone out of business and
filed for bankruptcy. The repairs required to make her home livable add up to
make it an overwhelming burden....
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