Freakonomics Analysis

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Throughout reading “Freakonomics” by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, I found it astounding that there are so many unthinkable outcomes for something unrelated. For instance abortion, something commonly correlated to a religious crime, helped reduce crime rates (Page 137.

Another astounding proposition that the book has made to me was that the drug dealing community was just like the modern corporation in the legal world. To me, I feel as if drug dealing was too dangerous to reap a benefit of what might be if you were extremely lucky. I would rather be more inclined towards something that could support a person and not the $3.30 an hour that drug dealers make with the added benefit of being shot in the streets every once in a while
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Generally with a nonfiction book the contents are consisted of tiresome statements followed by another and one or two interesting graphics every once in a while, but with “Freakonomics”, the sense of boredom was replaced by a feeling of shocking revelations that you can’t stop reading. “Freakonomics” incorporated in its writing a sense of connection to everyday people as it mentions ideologies and concepts that can be applied to the general media such as mortgage selling, our perception of drug dealing, doctor appointments, and, for certain people, caring for a child. As I was reading “Freakonomics”, I felt as if nothing can amount to what I felt was the utmost shocking piece of information and it was that abortions caused crime rates to drop in the 1990s (Page 137). Even though we hate to admit it, a rise in abortion, something considered immoral, can lead to a drop in crime, which is also immoral. I never considered the probability of it happening before as I hated the idea of abortion where you have a baby, intentionally or unintentionally, and you ensure that it will never open its eyes. The idea of ending the fetus’s life seems horrifying in my standpoint. Now, I feel conflicted. Abortion seems to lay an active question in regards morals on one side while on another it lays the foundation for what would help reduce crime rates. Another incidence of shocking information goes in