Tuesday, January 12, 2010

esr on crime rates

What has caused crime rates to fall in the USA, and not to rise during the current recession? The ready availability of drugs, booze, contraception, abortion and cars. Unwanted kids are less likely to be born, and criminal personalities have so many more means available to kill themselves.

It's an interesting argument from Eric Raymond, though not noticeably buttressed by empirical data. However, have a glance.

1 comment:

TDK said...


Heather McDonald 1 and 2