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.