TED speaker Steve Levitt, author of the best-selling Freakonomics, faced new accusations this past week that he’d made critical mistakes in his controversial claim that the main reason crime rates fell in the 90’s was because of the legalization of abortion in the 70’s. At his blog, he’s just posted a vigorous defence. The debate may be too technical for us mere lay-people, but it’s clear he’s not backing down.
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Steven Levitt is an economics professor at the University of Chicago and the best-selling author of Freakonomics. In this talk, filmed at TED2004, he studies data from an inner-city gang to examine economic principles at work in the real world. (Recorded February 2004 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 22:00) Get TED delivered: Subscribe to the […]
The Floating City is a rich multiplayer transmedia game within a living world based around Thomas Dolby’s latest musical endeavors. “The Floating City is set against a dystopian vision of the 1940s that might have existed had WWII turned out a lot differently,” says Dolby. A global energy experiment went haywire, the Earth’s magnetic fields […]