Monday, January 24, 2011

to lower murder rate, try socialism

Cross-check: A modest proposal for curbing homicides: Socialism: "The best predictor of high homicide rates in a region, they asserted, is income inequality."

The article is tongue-in-cheek, but the research appears to be solid. It reminds me of Joe Bageant's section about guns in Deer Hunting With Jesus. Banning guns is not the solution; a more-caring society is.