Tuesday, December 21, 2010

One positive of the Mancession

From the Christian Science Monitor (via Instapundit):
The idea that the crime rate is, if not a leading indicator, at least a trailing indicator of the economy has gripped criminologists studying the Great Recession. At the same time that consumers purchase fewer true luxury items, a glut of "lightweight durables" means lower resale prices for hot computers and wide-screen TVs. And having more male residents of households hanging on the porch instead of at work makes the risk-benefit analysis of crime less appealing in recessionary times.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Major-General said...

Hasn't it finally been shown that treating criminals like, well, criminals lowers crime? Or am I applying logic to the situation.

6:35 PM, December 21, 2010  
Blogger TMink said...

Nice to see that the crime rate is going down despite the under-employment.

Trey

6:39 PM, December 21, 2010  

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