Thursday, August 10, 2006
A few posts ago I commented on Steve Levitt’s book Freakconomics. Levitt gave evidence that abortion lowered the crime rate but in reality only a portion of the data supports his theory. The other portion refutes it. I am not going to go into the facts but I will give some links.
Here is a article that gives the fact of where Levitt went wrong:
Here is a debate between Steve Levitt and Steve Sailer on the subject:
Does Abortion Prevent Crime?
Here are two books that refute Levitt's claim:
Econospinning: How to Read Between the Lines When the Media Manipulate the Numbers
by Gene Epstein
Party of Death by Ramesh Ponnuru