by Jeffrey Robbins
read "Freedomnomics: Why The Free Market Works and Other Half-Baked Theories Don't" by John R. Lott, Jr. You owe it to yourself and to anyone you recommended "Freakonomics" to.
Among other ideas discussed is a compelling argument that legalized abortion has increased crime rates. This, of course, is the exact opposite conclusion reached by the authors of "Freakonomics."
For more on the abortion issue and just a couple of the economists questioning the data and logic used in "Freakonomics" cut and past the link below into your browser.