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Doing the Research the New York Times Won't Do

Brhurdle Wrote: Jan 10, 2013 7:12 PM
I'm not exactly sure what your point is, but the logical end of this path is that wars kill people. You might have accurately concluded that bombs dropped from airplanes result in more unintended civilian war casualities.

In Sunday's New York Times, Elisabeth Rosenthal claimed, as the title of her article put it, "More Guns = More Killing." She based this on evidence that would never be permitted in any other context at the Times: (1) anecdotal observations; and (2) bald assertions of an activist, blandly repeated with absolutely no independent fact-checking by the Times.

There is an academic, peer-reviewed, long-term study of the effect of various public policies on public, multiple shootings in all 50 states over a 20-year period performed by renowned economists at the University of Chicago and Yale, William Landes and John...