Analysis Of The Book ' Freakonomics ' The Hidden Side Of Everything '

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Steven Levitt and Stephan Dubner in their essay “Freakonomics: The Hidden Side of Everything.” (2005) Levitt and Dubner argue that economics is, at root, the study of incentives. They mention the many different types of crime and the rate that it is increasing and decreasing as time goes by. Levitt and Dubners essay points out how often a crime really is happening in different ways that most people would not even realize that it is taking place. I believe that crime is affecting our world negatively and we need to get together and do everything possible to put it to a stop. In their opening, they mention out of the people of the United States that watch the news or read the daily paper will be forgiven for being scared of how the rate of crime is constantly increasing and happening around them. They give examples of different types of common crimes such as death by gunfire, intentional or otherwise, crack dealing, carjacking, robbery and rape. In 1995 the criminologist James Alan Fox wrote a report for the U.S. attorney general that grimly detailed the coming spike in murders by teenagers. Fox predicted that the rate of teen homicides would rise another 15 percent over the next decade, in the scenario, it would double. As time went by they later learned his prediction was wrong. Instead of increasing, crime actually began
Harkey 2 to fall. The crime drop was startling and much unexpected in several aspects. It was astounding at the great reversal of decrease. Instead of…

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