Hopefully Anonymous

I recall that the Freakonomics book popularized the idea that the drop in crime was caused by the legalization and increase in abortions. So I'm curious how you respond to this paper, which as far as I can tell challenges the methodology with led to those findings?

From the Empirical Legal Studies blog:

http://www.elsblog.org/the_empirical_legal_studi/2007/07/methodological-.html

dberch

Perhaps the same phenomenon as throngs of people all seeking to adopt an abandoned cat or dog that was featured on the news?

frankenduf

tho it's portrayed as good news/bad news, it's more likely good/good- she'll probably get a higher paying position (hence her refusal to take a cut), with the exact work she wants- RNs in philly write their own ticket due to a nursing shortage, which I presume is nationwide

goinglikesixty

Laid off? You mean fired?
Same thing happened to me: employee of the year, fired the next.
Ended up better for me! Better off for her too it looks like.

Matt_birchall

It's interesting that the administrators, who won't be able to evidence their own value, are able to lay off the nurses who aren't able to prove their value either.

Hopefully Anonymous

I recall that the Freakonomics book popularized the idea that the drop in crime was caused by the legalization and increase in abortions. So I'm curious how you respond to this paper, which as far as I can tell challenges the methodology with led to those findings?

From the Empirical Legal Studies blog:

http://www.elsblog.org/the_empirical_legal_studi/2007/07/methodological-.html

dberch

Perhaps the same phenomenon as throngs of people all seeking to adopt an abandoned cat or dog that was featured on the news?

frankenduf

tho it's portrayed as good news/bad news, it's more likely good/good- she'll probably get a higher paying position (hence her refusal to take a cut), with the exact work she wants- RNs in philly write their own ticket due to a nursing shortage, which I presume is nationwide

goinglikesixty

Laid off? You mean fired?
Same thing happened to me: employee of the year, fired the next.
Ended up better for me! Better off for her too it looks like.

Matt_birchall

It's interesting that the administrators, who won't be able to evidence their own value, are able to lay off the nurses who aren't able to prove their value either.