Steven Levitt: The Freakonomics of Crack Dealing

En engaging TEDtalk from the co-author of Freakonomics and Superfreakonomics.

Steven Levitt

Love Freakonomics and I must read the sequel soon. It’s a pleasure seeing one of the authors speak about the economics of a gang. Levitt is effective in speech and print because he takes economic theories and really brings them to “the people”. He uses great comparisons like the rate of death as a foot soldier in a gang (25% in four years) versus the rate of death on death row (2%). And he praises a gang member as being more articulate than economists when it comes to explaining a concept. He does for economics what Sagan did for astrophysics. I sincerely feel that science and other fields can and should be presented in such a palatable way. Thank you Steven Levitt.

 

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One thought on “Steven Levitt: The Freakonomics of Crack Dealing

  1. […] This study is reminiscent of the economics of crack dealing. […]

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