Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Why the US Teenage Murder Rate Fell More than 50% in 5 Short Years

Instead of going up by 15% as one criminologist had expected. Now, that should interest any serious policy-maker don't you think? Especially those that want to reintroduce capital punishment in Mauritius because that didn't do it for America. To find out how it all happened and to get a handle on a surprising new way of looking at a whole range of problems you should get a copy of Freakonomics - A Rogue Economist Explores The Hidden Side of Everything by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner. I read that New York Times Bestseller (the revised and expanded edition) a few weeks ago and enjoyed it quite a bit.

4 comments:

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Pena nanye ladan ki Moris ka servi?

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Khal Torabully – li pa parente ek superman sa? – pe rakont zoli travay ki Aka Roti pe fer pu montre nu bann zenes enn meyer sime. Bon aster nek mazinn enn kut si policy-making ti korek. Nu pa retruv nu zoli peyi enn sel kut?

Sanjay Jagatsingh said...

Lot kote pe grasye trafikan ladrog???

akagugo said...

Yes, strange ways of motivating the other humble, honest, tax-paying citizens toiling to make ends meet...