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Does Crime cause Poverty?

Chrysippus
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7/24/2012 12:39:17 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
In short, no. It doesn't. The correlation doesn't hold historically.

However, criminals are more likely to be poor. But, this does NOT mean that crime causes poverty. It is just as conceivable that poverty is a cause of crime.

However, they are likely not causing each other, but instead common effects of other characteristics that criminals have.

Criminals have many unique characteristics: more likely to be poor, more likely to have children out of wedlock, among other things.

However, the common factor may be IRRATIONALITY. It may be politically incorrect, but the evidence suggests that the main cause of poverty is not crime, but irrationality. Criminals, it should be noted, are far more irrational than any other group.
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LaissezFaire
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7/24/2012 3:44:02 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Did you also read http://www.gmu.edu... recently?
Should we subsidize education?
http://www.debate.org...

http://mises.org...

http://lewrockwell.com...

http://antiwar.com...

: At 6/22/2011 6:57:23 PM, el-badgero wrote:
: i didn't like [Obama]. he was the only black dude in moneygall yet he claimed to be home. obvious liar is obvious liar. i bet him and bin laden are bumfvcking right now.
LaissezFaire
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7/24/2012 3:47:49 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 7/24/2012 3:44:02 AM, LaissezFaire wrote:
Did you also read http://www.gmu.edu... recently?

Oh nevermind, saw the other thread.
Should we subsidize education?
http://www.debate.org...

http://mises.org...

http://lewrockwell.com...

http://antiwar.com...

: At 6/22/2011 6:57:23 PM, el-badgero wrote:
: i didn't like [Obama]. he was the only black dude in moneygall yet he claimed to be home. obvious liar is obvious liar. i bet him and bin laden are bumfvcking right now.
JamesMadison
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7/24/2012 9:52:45 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
Hmmm. I never argued that crime caused poverty...
As a general rule, you'll find that, when a conservative is talking about policy, history, economics, or something serious, liberals are nowhere to be found. But, as soon as a conservative mentions Obama's birthplace or personal life, liberals are everywhere, only to dissappear again when evidence enters the discussion.