11 November 2004

More political science grad students blogging

Just discovered a group blog of PS grad students, primarily at Chicago,
but from a few other universities also.  Cruise over to Political Arguments and take a look.

Posted in IvoryTower on 11 November 2004 at 9:51 am by Nate

Some sanity in the continuing Red/Blue State wars

I haven’t posted many of the correlations of Red States/Blue States and
name the social phenomenon you want.  Like the Red State/Slave
States, and so on.

Dan Drezner adds a tiny bit of sanity to this:

As
reluctant as I am to wade in on this — because all these comparisons
demonstrate are potentially spurious correlations — it’s worth
pointing out that there are metrics on which the Red states look much
nicer than the Blue states. Take, for example, generosity.

He then cites a report that the Blue States are all below the median in giving.  Go look.

Correlation is not causation, people!  Hire a social scientist!  We can help!

Posted in Politicks on 11 November 2004 at 9:41 am by Nate