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used in Freakonomics

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related to beauty or good taste — often referring to one's appreciation of beauty or one's sense of what is beautiful


beautiful or tasteful
  • In some cases, hiring additional police was considered a violation of the era's liberal aesthetic; in others, it was simply deemed too expensive.
    p. 125.9
  • Using the data from the sales of those 100,000 Chicago homes, and controlling for any number of variables—location, age and quality of the house, aesthetics, whether or not the property was an investment, and so on—it turns out that a real-estate agent keeps her own home on the market an average of ten days longer and sells it for an extra 3-plus percent, or $10,000 on a $300,000 house.
    p. 7.9
  • Many parents seem to believe that a child cannot prosper unless it is hitched to the right name; names are seen to carry great aesthetic or even predictive powers.
    p. 181.6
  • Some of the changes are purely, if bizarrely, aesthetic.
    p. 190.3
  • These names don't have much in common, phonetically or aesthetically, with the low-education names.
    p. 199.2

There are no more uses of "aesthetic" in Freakonomics.

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