Listing books by Stephen J. Dubner
|Full title||Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything [permalink]|
|Authors||Stephen J. Dubner (author) and Steven D. Levitt (author)|
|Categories||Science and statistics|
This is a book about applying statistics to unconventional problems and seeing where that leads you. For instance, the book argues that Roe v. Wade was a more contributing factor to the recent drop in crime rates in the US than any other. The explanation? The people who are most inclined to become criminals (children of poor single-parent blacks) simply aren't there when, had they been born, they would have begun their criminal careers.