Thursday, June 08, 2006

A criminal absence of logic

Just found the above article on timesonline. It's an op-ed piece by Jamie Whyte (author of Bad Thoughts: A Guide to Clear Thinking) , on the relationship between crime and imprisonment. He's partly right in attributing high-imprisonment with a reduction in crime, but there's more to it than that, as Steven Levitt showed in Freakonomics.

Still, it's an interesting and amusing read and well worth seeking out.

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