Thursday, December 20, 2012

John Lott

Hell hath no fury like an Atlantic assistant editor scorned.

Molly is correct that the Black and Nagin piece (helpfully provided on Lott's website) is the best critique of the Lott and Mustard work but, at least relative to the last time I looked, gives a somewhat misleading take on the literature as a whole, which is decidedly mixed.

1 comment:

John Lott said...

Notice that you all seem to have a link to a piece that is posted on my website, but you fail to reference my responses or the piece that I had in response. Eliminating counties with fewer than 100,000 people plus eliminating Florida cuts out 87 percent of the sample. Even with that and using a specification that is biased towards not finding a result, two of the four violent crime measures still show a drop in violent crime.