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Conclusion: Wealth reduces domestic violence.

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Cross-post form our comrades over at the FLL:

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Anyone else notice the resemblance?

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What is the meaning of the second symbol?

 

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What is the meaning of the second symbol?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falange

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Runyan replied on Thu, Mar 8 2012 8:41 PM

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Clayton replied on Thu, Mar 8 2012 8:41 PM

@Whelyous: I'd like to see the wording on that UNICEF survey. I mean, I also believe that under certain circumstances, a husband is justified in hitting his wife... that is, only in self-defense against an assault. In particular, I am suspicious of the data-point that fully one-third of Indian women in the wealthiest quintile responded that they believe a husband is justified to hit his wife under certain circumstances. If you've ever met an Indian woman in the wealthiest quintile in India, you'll understand my skepticism.

Clayton -

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Clayton:
I'd like to see the wording on that UNICEF survey. I mean, I also believe that under certain circumstances, a husband is justified in hitting his wife... that is, only in self-defense against an assault. In particular, I am suspicious of the data-point that fully one-third of Indian women in the wealthiest quintile responded that they believe a husband is justified to hit his wife under certain circumstances. If you've ever met an Indian woman in the wealthiest quintile in India, you'll understand my skepticism.

Clayton -

We have to keep in mind that the richest quintile in India is 250 million people. I found this: "even urban India alone has no middle class; everyone at over $10 a day is in the top 5% of the country." Maybe, when picturing rich indian women, we have the richest ten million or so in mind, not the typical person in the richest quintile. Also, this tolerance of domestic violence might be a particular problem of Indian culture.

That being said, the point of that graph really wasn't the particular number of women tolerant of domestic violence, it was that the percentages line up with income, both within countries and in comparison between countries. We could rephrase the question or ask something similar, and still get the same correlation. This shows that gender equality is really just a side-effect of wealth, i.e. free markets, not of "feminism".

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Wheylous replied on Fri, Mar 9 2012 12:59 PM

@Whelyous: I'd like to see the wording on that UNICEF survey. I mean, I also believe that under certain circumstances, a husband is justified in hitting his wife... that is, only in self-defense against an assault. In particular, I am suspicious of the data-point that fully one-third of Indian women in the wealthiest quintile responded that they believe a husband is justified to hit his wife under certain circumstances. If you've ever met an Indian woman in the wealthiest quintile in India, you'll understand my skepticism.

Well, I sort of agree, but I wasn't the one who brought it up :P

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This shows that gender equality is really just a side-effect of wealth, i.e. free markets, not of "feminism".

Causation/correlation much? So many confounding variables...

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Clayton replied on Fri, Mar 9 2012 2:07 PM

haha Wheylous... I have no idea why I addressed that response to you instead of EmperorNero...

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Suicides in Greece jump after bailout

Welcome to America in the year 2015.

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You're implying that there is a causation. Prove it to me.

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Wheylous replied on Sat, Mar 10 2012 9:36 PM

Haha, that looks like Cross-Site Scripting.

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Earth's resources are running out, may run out for good by 2050

I blame the state for creating false demand through subsidies AND for making living off-the-grid illegal.

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As long as markets remain relatively functional we should not run out of resources.

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Naevius replied on Mon, Mar 12 2012 6:06 AM

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Clayton replied on Mon, Mar 12 2012 11:40 AM

@F4M: Can you please stop cluttering the low-content thread with your wacky links?

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Freedom4Me73986 please stop posting things from years ago. Unless it is extremely relevant or likely that we might not have seen it, just dont' post it. Why do you think a 2010 report on rfid from sky news is something that I would like to see ?

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I think it goes without saying, I'm with Clayton and Jack on this.

 

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Funny you should post the Scheuer videos...

I want to make sure people catch Gero's link to the 60 Minutes interview with ex-chief of Mossad Meir Dagan.

 

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Wheylous replied on Mon, Mar 12 2012 6:29 PM

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Cavuto To Romney: Won't You Have To Put A "Real Conservative" On Your Ticket?

 

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Who knew Schiff was so smooth?

 

 

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Clayton replied on Tue, Mar 13 2012 3:52 PM

Santorum is an Establishment ass.

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Malachi replied on Tue, Mar 13 2012 7:17 PM
Wow! That sounded like an endorsement to me!
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Wheylous replied on Tue, Mar 13 2012 8:32 PM

Startup makes better solar panels:

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/122231-solar-panels-made-with-ion-cannon-are-cheap-enough-to-challenge-fossil-fuels

Anyone know whether they're privately funded?

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Gero replied on Tue, Mar 13 2012 9:12 PM

Mueller grilled on FBI's release of al-Awlaki in 2002

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Jargon replied on Tue, Mar 13 2012 9:49 PM

Here's a little play 'proof' I came up with. I doubt it's useful for anything but I like touching over it in my head. I know it's not neat.

1a. The way towards profits in a business are guided by cost-accounting and revenue.

1b. The way towards profits in a state agency are guided by increased revenue.

2a. Granting cost-accounting, businesses profit by expanding clientelle.

2b. State agencies profit by expanding input.

3. When society deems that a problem is to be fixed by the state, the state allocates resources toward corresponding agency.

4a. The expansion of business' clientelle is necessarily fixed to increased satisfaction.

4b. The expansion of State agency is fixed to however important society deems a problem to be.

5a. Business' have the incentive to increase satisfaction.

5b. State agencies have the incentive to decrease satisfaction, to increase the direness of a problem.

 

 

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