Steven Levitt

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Steven Levitt (born May 29, 1967) is a liberal economist and co-author of Freakonomics, a book falsely claiming legalized abortion contributed to a drop in the crime rate in the 1990s (a phenomenon accurately attributed to conservative social policies). Levitt's theory has been compared to Eugenics.[Who says?] He supports the privatization of prison labor and online gambling, opposes teachers' unions, and denies climate change.[1]

He was born May 29, 1967, attended St. Paul University and graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in economics in 1989, and received a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.[2]