A taste of “Freakonomics” in today’s New York Times

Roland G. Fryer Jr. is a young black economist at Harvard whose work and background are equally fascinating. (At least I think so.) He and Steve Levitt have written a number of papers together, and Fryer is scattered throughout the last couple chapters of Freakonomics. Quite separately, I’ve written a profile of Fryer that appears in today’s New York Times Magazine (reg. req’d), in which I’ve tried (and probably failed) to portray all the relevant angles of his story. Comments welcome.

— SJD

Anonymous

on page 61 you give the "lynching of blacks" statistics. You should have also shown the "white" statistics as i suspect there wiould be a corelation of the two as they only show how justice has changed over the years. just a thought.CB

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zilby

The article "The Ku Klux Klan and Real-Estate Agents" reminds me strongly of chapter three of the book which compares the structure of Black Disciples gang to that of a McDonald's corporation; they both have a hierachy that denotes a group member's specific jobs and profits. In comparing the Ku Klux Klan to real-estate agents and likewise gangmembers to huge business coorporations, the point is reached that ANY type of organization, whether it be a hate group, an illegal group, or a legitimate group, they all function in a comparable manner, because that is the way that works and allows them to function.

Anonymous

on page 61 you give the "lynching of blacks" statistics. You should have also shown the "white" statistics as i suspect there wiould be a corelation of the two as they only show how justice has changed over the years. just a thought.
CB

rolegal

Law firm located in Bucharest, Romania. Our law office has been offering quality services over the past 5 years. Satisfaction of our clients has always been top priority for Alexandru & Partners. Our practice areas includes: Civil, Bussiness & Commercial Law, Real Estate due dilligence reports, Company Formation, Legal Advices. www.rolegal.com

zilby

The article "The Ku Klux Klan and Real-Estate Agents" reminds me strongly of chapter three of the book which compares the structure of Black Disciples gang to that of a McDonald's corporation; they both have a hierachy that denotes a group member's specific jobs and profits. In comparing the Ku Klux Klan to real-estate agents and likewise gangmembers to huge business coorporations, the point is reached that ANY type of organization, whether it be a hate group, an illegal group, or a legitimate group, they all function in a comparable manner, because that is the way that works and allows them to function.