Archive for January, 2016

The Fallacy of Assuming Correlation Equals Causation

In the rare circumstances when opinionated people couple their chosen stances with actual information, one of the more common mistakes of critical analysis that follows is assuming demonstrable correlation equates to causation.  Of course, it is logical fallacy to draw such conclusions without further supporting evidence, formally known as the cum hoc fallacy. But often, […]

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More on Violent Crime and American Cities

While researching the previous post regarding violent crime rates in some of America’s cities, I found myself wondering just how much of a curve effect America’s largest cities have on the nation’s average violent crime and murder/non-negligent manslaughter (NNM) rates overall. As previously cited, the national averages for overall violent crime and murder/NNM rates for […]

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Correlations between Politics and Violent Crime

According to The Economist, citing a study conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the following are the 10 most conservative and liberal cities (with populations greater than 250,000 people) in America: Most conservative: 1. Mesa, AZ 2. Oklahoma City, OK 3. Virginia Beach, VA 4. Colorado Springs, CO 5. Jacksonville, FL 6. Arlington, TX […]

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My CCW Experience

Over the Christmas holiday, my wife and I traveled to our home state of North Carolina to visit family and friends.  As I typically do, I traveled with my concealed carry firearm.  As an Arizona CCW licensee, North Carolina law allows my carrying there as well, through interstate reciprocity.  While there, we knew we would […]

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Economic Illiteracy

I recently came across this poster while searching for Christmas gift ideas, and it just felt like a perfect capture of my sentiments. Available from Liberty Maniacs.  

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Donald Trump Supports State-Sponsored Thievery

Just one of the many reasons I do not support Donald Trump for president is because he whole-heartedly embraces the corruptive Kelo v. City of New London (2005) rationale of the Fifth Amendment’s Eminent Domain clause: I fully understand the conservative approach, but I don’t think it was explained to most conservatives.  Nobody knows [eminent […]

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