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The Mistake of Only Comparing US Murder Rates to “Developed” Countries | Mises Wire

October 13, 2015

Choose the comparison and you choose the results.

tip the scales

If we’re trying to evaluate crime and violence between countries then we cannot cherry-pick the comparison.  The old diktat of “thou shalt only compare US murder rates to the approved ‘developed’ countries” is not an objective comparison.  A broader comparison shows that the US is extremely peaceful.

Source: The Mistake of Only Comparing US Murder Rates to “Developed” Countries | Mises Wire

I wrote about it in “How to Lie About Gun Violence”

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