An Economics Page-Turner? Yes, Indeed; Author Surveys Modern Life in Unique Way
Title: Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side to Everything
Author: Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner
Data: William Morrow, 242 pages, $25.95
Review by JENNIFER FISH DECAMP
In 2001, economist Steven Levitt was called an ideologue, a racist and evil.
His crime: co-authoring a paper suggesting that the falling crime rate of the '90s could be attributed to the legalization of abortion in Roe vs. Wade. He reasoned that the children most likely to lead criminal lifestyles came into the world unwanted, maybe even to drug-addicted or teenage women. They tended to grow up neglected in low-income and/or …
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Publication information: Article title: An Economics Page-Turner? Yes, Indeed; Author Surveys Modern Life in Unique Way. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Florida Times Union. Publication date: June 19, 2005. Page number: Not available. © 2007 The Florida Times-Union. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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