Has anyone read this book? Pretty interesting - in short, the authors use statistical and regression analysis to explain relationships between variables. One in particular - that I thought was well suited to the Politics forum was the issue of teenage crime and abortion. In the 80's the escalation of teenage crime was a huge problem in our country - and was being address by the Clinton Administration as well as a number of political and social groups. Out of nowhere, there was a precipitous decline in teenage crime, which continued to decline year after year by staggering numbers. The authors concluded that this drop could be largely attributed to the Roe vs. Wade case. Basically, those that were aborted after Roe vs. Wade made up a huge percentage of the youths that ultimately went on to engage in criminal behavior. Before the ruling, mostly upper-middle class families were able to arrange for abortions. Pregnancies from low income, single-mother, and teenage mothers were not able to secure abortions. Many of these kids were born into high-risk environments, and went on to engage in crime. Afterwards - the abortions were highly concentrated in these high-risk areas, and consequently the huge drop in teenage crime. In any case - this was an interesting relationship; and the book examines a number of other subjects that have never been addressed or even entertained in my opinion. A great deal of the book is devoted to blacks and whites and statistical explanations and relationships that are very thought-provoking. I may post a few more examples because they are very interesting.