Thanks to everyone who emailed the Freakonomics’ authors. Stephen Dubner already got back to me after reading my “open letter”. Stephen said that he and Levitt are working on a follow-up to Freakonomics and are planning to address some similar issues to the ones I suggested. I was hoping that Dubner and Levitt would join the online “philanthropy conversation”, but if they are planning on writing about these issues in their book, I can understand that they may want to hold off on blogging them.
Thanks for participating in the email campaign. You can stop now! I’m sure they’re getting sick of emails with the subject line “Freakonomics and Philanthropy”.