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On Southern Charm and Northern Rudeness: Or, Why is the Big Easy Easy and the Big Apple Tart?

I’d like to begin with thanks for the gracious invitation to address you this afternoon, with special thanks to LSU’s Program in the Classical Tradition of Learning and Leadership, which is headed by my friend Prof. Jim Stoner, together with the Intercollegiate Studies Center, the Ethics and Public Policy Center, of which I am a […]

Dismal Science

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner. HarperCollins, 256 pages, $25.95 According to Freakonomics, co-authored by University of Chicago economist Steven Levitt and freelance journalist Stephen Dubner, “economics is a science with excellent tools for gaining answers but a serious shortage of interesting questions.” […]

Abortion is a Cause of Crime, Not a Cure

  Legalized abortion may lead to reduced crime through any of three channels. The first channel is simply a smaller cohort size. If abortion reduces the number of births, when that cohort reaches the late teens and twenties, there will be fewer young males, and thus less crime. Abortion may also lower per capita offending […]