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used in Freakonomics

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to make someone want to do something
  • What this means is that the students—and parents—who choose to opt out tend to be smarter and more academically motivated to begin with.
    p. 160.4
  • He was a tall, good-looking, smart, tough man who knew how to motivate people.
    p. 106.4
  • Here's a guess: anybody who bothers to change his name in the name of economic success is—like the high-school freshmen in Chicago who entered the school-choice lottery—at least highly motivated, and motivation is probably a stronger indicator of success than, well, a name.
    p. 192.3

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