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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.