Wednesday, May 04, 2005

Weekly Standard Reviews Freakonomics

I kicked off this blog with some comments on Levitt and Dubnar's book Freakonomics.

Now the Weekly Standard has joined in with a review of the book by Dean Barnett of Soxblog.

Barnett focuses on the most controversial part of the book, that I blogged about ealier--the correlation between legalized abortion and a drop in the crime rate. He also links to Steve Sailer's article debunking any causation between the two phenomena. (Sailer also reviewed the other chapters of the book.) Barnett offered no reply to Sailer, but such a thing was probably out side the scope of his review. In any case, the book is worth a read.


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