Monday, May 25, 2009

Why do Southern States have a Low HDI?

This was an interesting post on Andrew Gelman's stats blog. Basically, it talks about a new way of thinking about "human development" in the US by state, and compares it to an old way - the inverse of the distance to the Canadian border. What's about as interesting was this comment to a Catherine Campbell post at Economix:
Tom Friedman has often observed that poorly educated, unemployed youth in
Arab countries turned to fundamentalism. He blames the inefficient kleptocracies
that run these countries for these backward attitudes.
Is something like this
happening in the solid Republican states?

Hmmm.

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