The FREAKest Links: Profits in Drug Dealing and Losses in Violence Edition

This week’s New York Magazine breaks down how money is made by all kinds of New York City individuals and businesses from a yellow-cab driver to sex shops to financial firms. Levitt gets a hat tip in the “Drug Dealer” write-up.

A CDC study finds that violence costs the U.S. more than $70 billion per year, as much as the total costs of Katrina damage and federal education spending.

A new study led by Carole Yauk, a researcher in the Mutagenesis Section of Health Canada’s Environmental and Occupational Toxicology Division, shows that children could inherit genetic damage from a father who smokes.


warcraft maps guy

Great article! I always enjoy reading about how other people make their money, especially when the articles include actual numbers. A similar book I enjoyed was "100 Great Businesses and the Minds Behind Them" by Emily Ross:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1402206313/worldofwarc00-20
It has a quick chapter on each of 100 companies and talks about how they were started and how they make their money.

lermit

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frankenduf

they forgot to factor in the Iraq invasion in the violence tab

warcraft maps guy

Great article! I always enjoy reading about how other people make their money, especially when the articles include actual numbers. A similar book I enjoyed was "100 Great Businesses and the Minds Behind Them" by Emily Ross:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/1402206313/worldofwarc00-20
It has a quick chapter on each of 100 companies and talks about how they were started and how they make their money.

lermit

Go count!

.lermit

frankenduf

they forgot to factor in the Iraq invasion in the violence tab