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(Daily Mail)   Crime rates dramatically dropped in the 2000s because of. A) Fewer immigrants. B) Increased police presence. C) Unleaded gasoline   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 14
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2013-01-04 12:38:34 AM  
5 votes:
Pretty sure leaded gasoline is responsible for the Tea Party.
2013-01-04 01:31:18 AM  
4 votes:

apachevoyeur: fusillade762: D) Legalized abortion

This was my first guess after reading Freakonomics. There were some problems with how Levitt came about this theory (Google Christopher Foote of Boston Fed), and he does concede programming errors, though he still argues that the impact of that error is minimal and that his theory is likely correct.

How can it not play a role? It seems intuitive that unwanted people may pose more of a threat to society than wanted people.


True, but after committing a crime, they become wanted.
2013-01-04 03:23:00 AM  
3 votes:
ksj.mit.edu
www.mindfully.org

My god... it was in front of us ALL along!

Children NEED lead to prevent autism, autism is a LEAD DEFICIENCY!!
2013-01-04 01:10:18 AM  
3 votes:
I think it's just 'cause kids are just farkin' lazy nowadays

and too fat to get into any serious mischief besides
2013-01-04 02:45:42 AM  
2 votes:
extranosalley.com

Michigan Homicides peaked around '87.

My Little Pony'n Friends began running in syndication in '87.

QED My Little Pony is responsible for the global drop in crime.

Thank you. Where's my nobel prize in applied economics.
2013-01-04 02:08:24 AM  
2 votes:
i.dailymail.co.uk

Looking at the graph, a change in the trend of lead concentration happens after a change in the trend of crime rate more often than not. The scientists are idiots, it's the crime rate that causes the drop in lead concentration.
2013-01-04 01:20:25 AM  
2 votes:
It's all because Obama banned guns, just like the forwarded email suggested.
2013-01-04 01:18:12 AM  
2 votes:

GAT_00: Keeping on the biological aspect, there's a chance it could be the increasing levels of estrogen in the water that is making us less violent. That rise in estrogen is well documented, from chemicals and things like birth control pills. The levels are high enough to cause deformations in some fish.


Even if there is enough estrogen in the environment to have an effect on men, it isn't going to make them less violent, more like give them biatch tits and make them more emotional.
2013-01-04 12:53:49 AM  
2 votes:
D) A resurgence in the popularity of the Spirograph.
Oh, and legalized abortion.
2013-01-04 10:12:51 AM  
1 votes:
It [leaded gas] is still in use - but only in race cars, piston-powered airplanes and some off-road vehicles.

Which goes a long way toward explaining NASCAR fans.
2013-01-04 03:32:49 AM  
1 votes:

Oznog: doglover: [extranosalley.com image 411x403]

Michigan Homicides peaked around '87.

My Little Pony'n Friends began running in syndication in '87.

QED My Little Pony is responsible for the global drop in crime.

Thank you. Where's my nobel prize in applied economics.

Correlation means causation. You can't argue with that.


No you can't.

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All hail our pastel protectors.
2013-01-04 01:27:42 AM  
1 votes:
Voodoo? Is it voodoo?
2013-01-04 01:12:19 AM  
1 votes:
The internet.
2013-01-03 11:54:13 PM  
1 votes:
D) Legalized abortion
 
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