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To: meowmeow

Why does "Freakonomics" suck?


36 posted on 06/17/2005 10:58:35 AM PDT by oblomov
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To: oblomov

His premise is that the reason crime has gone down is because of legalized abortion. Fewer unwanted babies = fewer criminals. The problem with that is that it is flat wrong. In the 70s and 80s, it wasn’t the girls in the ghetto or trailer park who were getting abortions, it was the white middle class womyn who didn’t want a baby to inconvenience their glorious careers. Also, much of the crime reduction of the past 25 years is a result of tougher laws for criminals (in spite of the dems). This is just my analysis. There is a whole thread here on FR somewhere where there is much more data to dispute this stupid, thrown-together book.


67 posted on 06/17/2005 11:10:05 AM PDT by meowmeow (Gardeners for Global Warming)
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