Our guest for the latest Lawyers, Guns and Money Podcast is Dr. Geoffrey Williams, an economist at Transylvania University. Geoff and I talk about some of his latest work, which looks at shocks in firearm supply during the 1980s and 1990s, and how these interacted with the crack epidemic to produce an increase in urban violence. Towards the end of the podcast we discuss what the availability of 3D printed firearms might mean for future supply shocks.
Some links for those interested…
- Wm. Alan Bartley and Geoffrey Williams, The Role of Gun Supply in 1980s and 1990s Youth Violence
- Jill Leovy, Ghettoside
- William N. Evans, Craig Garthwaite, and Timothy J. Moore, The White/Black Educational Gap, Stalled Progress, and the Long-Term Consequences of the Emergence of Crack Cocaine Markets,
- William N. Evans, Craig Garthwaite, and Timothy J. Moore, Guns and Violence: The Enduring Impact of Crack Cocaine Markets on Young Black Males
- Keith Humphreys, Don’t blame kids these days: Violent crime rises and falls with outside forces