Monday, January 17, 2011

More on Gun Violence and Correlation

It seems like everyone is writing about it these days ...  Here is an article from the Atlantic about gun deaths in America.  While the data he cites includes all manner of gun deaths (including suicides and accidental shootings) the analysis appears sound.  The author, Ricard Florida, is quick to note: "As usual, I point out that correlation does not imply causation, but simply points to associations between variables."

As with most online articles, the comments that follow the article are the most entertaining piece.

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