The Campaign For DA

9.04.2006

Freak-A-What?

I've begun reading Freakonomics and, in a word, it is fascinating. A leading economist from the University of Chicago, in the most understandable of ways, tackles questions like "Why do drug dealers live with their parents," "Did Roe v. Wade have an impact on the crime rate," and "What is the true incentive of real estate agents?" And if you would be interested on why a daycare imposing a $5 fine for being 10 minutes late to pick up a child actually caused the rate of tardy parents to go up, then pick up the book. And every school administrater should read Chapter One. A couple of months ago a story broke about possible cheating on the TAKS test by teachers. Heck, after reading about a similar situation in Chicago, I think it might be true.