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  •  Not so fast (0+ / 0-)

    As everybody knows, crime rates have vastly diminished, first during the Clinton/Bush go-go years, and have stayed down during the current poor economic conditions. This at least suggests that Mr. Moore's association of poverty and crime needs some work. Make that, a lot of work.

    •  great. Why not take that up with Mr. Moore.nt (0+ / 0-)
      •  Happy to take it up w/Moore (0+ / 0-)

        But meantime, you posted his opinion as, presumably, related to the discussion in progress. Or did you just stick it in at random?

        •  yep, and I pulled from his piece the (0+ / 0-)

          relevant points. If you disagree with HIS points, then it's your job to refute them, not mine.

          Much easier to go after an anonymous little someone on a blog than to take on the big bad Mr. Moore, no?

          So have at him.

          •  You're probably a busy guy (0+ / 0-)

            so you may not have noticed that, in fact, I presented a couple of facts that would seem to cast doubt on Mr. Moore's analytical powers. Poverty rate and crime rate would appear to be not-so-dependent phenomenae, let alone clearly linked to minority status. But aside from that, Moore's analysis is simply brilliant. No wonder you chose to post it.

    •  Actually, lead is a large reason for that (0+ / 0-)

      Or more exactly, the lack of lead because it was phased out and then banned.  Increased levels of lead directly correlate with increased violence in a population with a 20 year lag.  There are likely other reasons as well, but that's a big part of the reason for the drop in crime.

      The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

      by AoT on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 11:34:19 AM PST

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