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...idden agenda, they’re just trying to figure out the world, and they’ve graciously allowed us to come along for the ride. Because of this, I believe that they are being honest about their findings.
Just before segueing into the next topic, the authors offer one final thought exercise; What if one newborn was worth 100 fetuses (145)? Apparently, this “trade off between higher abortion and lower crime” is inefficient. Because Levitt and Dubner just spent an entire chapter arguing that abortion lowers crime, this conclusion is akin to someone shooting themself in the foot. Personally, I didn’t find it effective for the sake of the argument, but it further proves how objectively the authors look at world. Truly, they present every side of the controversy. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed the chapter. It gave me a new perspective on legalized abortion and the cycle of poverty.
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