Thursday, August 10, 2006

Freakconomics Refuted

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:

Pre-emptive Executions?

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

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