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Post by WildCat » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:25 pm

More fun Illinois graphs:
We're Number 50! w00t!!
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But our unemployment rate went down because a record 21,500 Illinoisans gave up looking for work and thus are no longer part of the workforce!
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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:29 pm

Does "private sector job creation" include illegal aliens?
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Post by WildCat » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:43 pm

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Does "private sector job creation" include illegal aliens?
Yes.
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Post by Pyrrho » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:14 pm

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Post by Rob Lister » Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:29 pm

Cool how all hate is east of the Mississippi.

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Post by Abdul Alhazred » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:04 am

Oh please. Correlation with population density, again.
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Post by Witness » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:43 am

Abdul Alhazred wrote:Oh please. Correlation with population density, again.
Yep ( :P ). Here it is, one dot per guy, 2010 census:

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http://www.citylab.com/design/2012/12/m ... rson/4273/

We need relative data.

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Business Insider wrote:This is the deepest and most obvious linguistic divide in America. It's also an example of how everyone in south Florida pronounces things in the northern U.S. style.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:32 pm

Interesting infographic here about incarceration rates and crime rates:

http://www.vox.com/xpress/2014/9/13/614 ... ime-states

The big takeaway is that higher rates of incarceration do not correlate with lower rates of crime.
Twenty years ago today, President Bill Clinton signed a massive anti-crime bill that put more Americans in prison.

But two decades later, an analysis from Pew Charitable Trusts found the states that reduced their incarceration rates actually saw bigger crime drops. That doesn't mean less imprisonment leads to less crime. But the findings show there's no credible correlation, and it gives more credence to previous research that found higher threats of incarceration don't actually deter criminal activity.
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It's pretty common knowledge that the US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world. On the other hand, crime rates have fallen over the past few decades. But this shows that it would be a mistake to attribute the drop in crime to the increase in incarceration.
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Post by ed » Sat Sep 13, 2014 1:35 pm

devils in the details. How do they define "crime"?
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Post by Anaxagoras » Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:09 pm

ed wrote:devils in the details. How do they define "crime"?
I dunno, like . . . crime is crime, right? Stuff that's against the law.
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Post by ed » Sat Sep 13, 2014 2:14 pm

Well, some crimes might not result in incarceration. Changing treatment of pot, for example might show, over time, an increase in offenses but a decrease in incarceration. How crimes are treated in relevant. I fucked around with numbers for most of my career and they can be made to sing.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:58 am

Rwanda's pretty low there. Georgia too. Lower than Canada, Sweden, Norway.

Japan seems to have the second-lowest rate. There's one country lower than that though. Can you find it? It's not so easy to find.
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