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Wallstreetatheist
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10/29/2013 9:32:17 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Behold! The secret queer agenda of Voluntaryists, Libertarians, anarchists, and free marketers. What you read may shock you. Sit down:

"Cross-sectional and first-difference regression analysis of up to 69 countries reveals that economic freedom is positively related to tolerance towards homosexuals, especially in the longer run, while tolerance towards people of a different race and a willingness to teach kids tolerance are not strongly affected by how free markets are."
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10/29/2013 10:04:41 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
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10/29/2013 10:11:59 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 10:04:41 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

.....So...there is no correlation between a gunshot wound and getting shot?
Seems like you need to dig deeper than a wiki link.
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10/29/2013 10:14:47 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 10:11:59 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:04:41 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

.....So...there is no correlation between a gunshot wound and getting shot?
Seems like you need to dig deeper than a wiki link.

Um... the quote asserted that economic freedom is positively correlated with homosexual tolerance. Those are a bit less related than a gunshot wound and getting shot if you ask me.
"Morals are simply a limit to man's potential."~Myself

Political correctness is like saying you can't have a steak, because a baby can't eat one ~Unknown
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10/29/2013 10:17:14 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 10:14:47 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:11:59 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:04:41 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

.....So...there is no correlation between a gunshot wound and getting shot?
Seems like you need to dig deeper than a wiki link.

Um... the quote asserted that economic freedom is positively correlated with homosexual tolerance. Those are a bit less related than a gunshot wound and getting shot if you ask me.

Nope. Clear as day to me. Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.
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(I saw, I conquered, I came.)
Wallstreetatheist
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10/29/2013 10:19:25 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 10:17:14 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:14:47 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:11:59 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:04:41 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

.....So...there is no correlation between a gunshot wound and getting shot?
Seems like you need to dig deeper than a wiki link.

Um... the quote asserted that economic freedom is positively correlated with homosexual tolerance. Those are a bit less related than a gunshot wound and getting shot if you ask me.

Nope. Clear as day to me. Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

LOL

And here's the quote from the study's abstract, "Through instrumental variables and first-difference results we find indications of a causal relationship."
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themohawkninja
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10/29/2013 10:22:37 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 10:19:25 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:17:14 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:14:47 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:11:59 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:04:41 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

.....So...there is no correlation between a gunshot wound and getting shot?
Seems like you need to dig deeper than a wiki link.

Um... the quote asserted that economic freedom is positively correlated with homosexual tolerance. Those are a bit less related than a gunshot wound and getting shot if you ask me.

Nope. Clear as day to me. Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

LOL

And here's the quote from the study's abstract, "Through instrumental variables and first-difference results we find indications of a causal relationship."

Well, I'd read it myself if I didn't have to pay.

How does it indicate causality?
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10/29/2013 10:41:28 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 10:19:25 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:17:14 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:14:47 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:11:59 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:04:41 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

.....So...there is no correlation between a gunshot wound and getting shot?
Seems like you need to dig deeper than a wiki link.

Um... the quote asserted that economic freedom is positively correlated with homosexual tolerance. Those are a bit less related than a gunshot wound and getting shot if you ask me.

Nope. Clear as day to me. Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

LOL

And here's the quote from the study's abstract, "Through instrumental variables and first-difference results we find indications of a causal relationship."

I'd like to know how strong it is. Also how they conducted their study.

*looks over*

Ah, here we are:

By "economic freedom" we mean, following Gwartney et al. (2011), a characterization of economic institutions, policies and outcomes to the effect that there is great scope for free markets to operate under legal rules that are predictable and equal for all. This implies that a free economy can be said to be characterized by a small government, the rule of law, private property rights, monetary stability, free trade, free capital flows and a low degree of regulation.

Non sequiter. You can have a large government that has predictable, equal rules. Regulations can be predictable and equal. I'll read more, but so far it isn't looking good.
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10/29/2013 10:42:59 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Someone call John Boehner, it's time to kick these dirty gay loving Libertarians out of the Republican party
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10/29/2013 10:54:00 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 10:14:47 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:11:59 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:04:41 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

.....So...there is no correlation between a gunshot wound and getting shot?
Seems like you need to dig deeper than a wiki link.

Um... the quote asserted that economic freedom is positively correlated with homosexual tolerance. Those are a bit less related than a gunshot wound and getting shot if you ask me.

Although correlation is not affirmed causation, causation is not positively disproved by pointing that out. Correlation is, instead, substantive evidence for causation, and at the very least, reason for further consideration of the premise.
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10/29/2013 10:57:09 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 10:41:28 PM, Citrakayah wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:19:25 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:17:14 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:14:47 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:11:59 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:04:41 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

.....So...there is no correlation between a gunshot wound and getting shot?
Seems like you need to dig deeper than a wiki link.

Um... the quote asserted that economic freedom is positively correlated with homosexual tolerance. Those are a bit less related than a gunshot wound and getting shot if you ask me.

Nope. Clear as day to me. Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

LOL

And here's the quote from the study's abstract, "Through instrumental variables and first-difference results we find indications of a causal relationship."

I'd like to know how strong it is. Also how they conducted their study.

*looks over*

Ah, here we are:

By "economic freedom" we mean, following Gwartney et al. (2011), a characterization of economic institutions, policies and outcomes to the effect that there is great scope for free markets to operate under legal rules that are predictable and equal for all. This implies that a free economy can be said to be characterized by a small government, the rule of law, private property rights, monetary stability, free trade, free capital flows and a low degree of regulation.

Non sequiter. You can have a large government that has predictable, equal rules. Regulations can be predictable and equal. I'll read more, but so far it isn't looking good.

That statement indicated that there is an implication of a small government, or in other words, that larger governments have more ability to exercise whimsical authority, rather than abide by established rules ordained by the government and maintained by the people.

I'm not saying that's necessarily the case, but there does appear to be such a pattern.
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10/29/2013 10:58:44 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 10:54:00 PM, Such wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:14:47 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:11:59 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:04:41 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

.....So...there is no correlation between a gunshot wound and getting shot?
Seems like you need to dig deeper than a wiki link.

Um... the quote asserted that economic freedom is positively correlated with homosexual tolerance. Those are a bit less related than a gunshot wound and getting shot if you ask me.

Although correlation is not affirmed causation, causation is not positively disproved by pointing that out. Correlation is, instead, substantive evidence for causation, and at the very least, reason for further consideration of the premise.

In fact, I'll take it a step further and indicate that correlation does not positively affirm causation, but it does narrow down causation to either of the subjects being correlated, or a shared cause between those subjects.
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10/29/2013 10:58:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 10:57:09 PM, Such wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:41:28 PM, Citrakayah wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:19:25 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:17:14 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:14:47 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:11:59 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:04:41 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

.....So...there is no correlation between a gunshot wound and getting shot?
Seems like you need to dig deeper than a wiki link.

Um... the quote asserted that economic freedom is positively correlated with homosexual tolerance. Those are a bit less related than a gunshot wound and getting shot if you ask me.

Nope. Clear as day to me. Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

LOL

And here's the quote from the study's abstract, "Through instrumental variables and first-difference results we find indications of a causal relationship."

I'd like to know how strong it is. Also how they conducted their study.

*looks over*

Ah, here we are:

By "economic freedom" we mean, following Gwartney et al. (2011), a characterization of economic institutions, policies and outcomes to the effect that there is great scope for free markets to operate under legal rules that are predictable and equal for all. This implies that a free economy can be said to be characterized by a small government, the rule of law, private property rights, monetary stability, free trade, free capital flows and a low degree of regulation.

Non sequiter. You can have a large government that has predictable, equal rules. Regulations can be predictable and equal. I'll read more, but so far it isn't looking good.

That statement indicated that there is an implication of a small government, or in other words, that larger governments have more ability to exercise whimsical authority, rather than abide by established rules ordained by the government and maintained by the people.

I'm not saying that's necessarily the case, but there does appear to be such a pattern.

Well, I say what I say in part because the Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom, which involves things like predictable regulations, has very high scores for countries like Sweden, Norway, et cetera, despite them having fairly large governments and strong regulations.
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10/29/2013 11:02:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 10:58:46 PM, Citrakayah wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:57:09 PM, Such wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:41:28 PM, Citrakayah wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:19:25 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:17:14 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:14:47 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:11:59 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:04:41 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

.....So...there is no correlation between a gunshot wound and getting shot?
Seems like you need to dig deeper than a wiki link.

Um... the quote asserted that economic freedom is positively correlated with homosexual tolerance. Those are a bit less related than a gunshot wound and getting shot if you ask me.

Nope. Clear as day to me. Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

LOL

And here's the quote from the study's abstract, "Through instrumental variables and first-difference results we find indications of a causal relationship."

I'd like to know how strong it is. Also how they conducted their study.

*looks over*

Ah, here we are:

By "economic freedom" we mean, following Gwartney et al. (2011), a characterization of economic institutions, policies and outcomes to the effect that there is great scope for free markets to operate under legal rules that are predictable and equal for all. This implies that a free economy can be said to be characterized by a small government, the rule of law, private property rights, monetary stability, free trade, free capital flows and a low degree of regulation.

Non sequiter. You can have a large government that has predictable, equal rules. Regulations can be predictable and equal. I'll read more, but so far it isn't looking good.

That statement indicated that there is an implication of a small government, or in other words, that larger governments have more ability to exercise whimsical authority, rather than abide by established rules ordained by the government and maintained by the people.

I'm not saying that's necessarily the case, but there does appear to be such a pattern.

Well, I say what I say in part because the Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom, which involves things like predictable regulations, has very high scores for countries like Sweden, Norway, et cetera, despite them having fairly large governments and strong regulations.

I'm glad you said that. Taking Sweden as an example, it has only recently achieved such a score, and only through downsizing governmental involvement and influence. Moreover, it's legal system is independent: http://www.heritage.org....
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10/29/2013 11:26:58 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 10:17:14 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:14:47 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:11:59 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:04:41 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

.....So...there is no correlation between a gunshot wound and getting shot?
Seems like you need to dig deeper than a wiki link.

Um... the quote asserted that economic freedom is positively correlated with homosexual tolerance. Those are a bit less related than a gunshot wound and getting shot if you ask me.

Nope. Clear as day to me. Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

Teach a man to fish and he'll do nothing until you give him a fishing pole.
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10/29/2013 11:28:40 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 11:26:58 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:17:14 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:14:47 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:11:59 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:04:41 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

.....So...there is no correlation between a gunshot wound and getting shot?
Seems like you need to dig deeper than a wiki link.

Um... the quote asserted that economic freedom is positively correlated with homosexual tolerance. Those are a bit less related than a gunshot wound and getting shot if you ask me.

Nope. Clear as day to me. Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

Teach a man to fish and he'll do nothing until you give him a fishing pole.

Ahh but not if you teach him to fish with his hands
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"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

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: thett was right
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10/29/2013 11:29:38 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 9:32:17 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Behold! The secret queer agenda of Voluntaryists, Libertarians, anarchists, and free marketers. What you read may shock you. Sit down:

"Cross-sectional and first-difference regression analysis of up to 69 countries reveals that economic freedom is positively related to tolerance towards homosexuals, especially in the longer run, while tolerance towards people of a different race and a willingness to teach kids tolerance are not strongly affected by how free markets are."
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com...

lol

I think Peter Thiel would get a kick out of this.
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10/29/2013 11:30:27 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 11:02:46 PM, Such wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:58:46 PM, Citrakayah wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:57:09 PM, Such wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:41:28 PM, Citrakayah wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:19:25 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:17:14 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:14:47 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:11:59 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:04:41 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

.....So...there is no correlation between a gunshot wound and getting shot?
Seems like you need to dig deeper than a wiki link.

Um... the quote asserted that economic freedom is positively correlated with homosexual tolerance. Those are a bit less related than a gunshot wound and getting shot if you ask me.

Nope. Clear as day to me. Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

LOL

And here's the quote from the study's abstract, "Through instrumental variables and first-difference results we find indications of a causal relationship."

I'd like to know how strong it is. Also how they conducted their study.

*looks over*

Ah, here we are:

By "economic freedom" we mean, following Gwartney et al. (2011), a characterization of economic institutions, policies and outcomes to the effect that there is great scope for free markets to operate under legal rules that are predictable and equal for all. This implies that a free economy can be said to be characterized by a small government, the rule of law, private property rights, monetary stability, free trade, free capital flows and a low degree of regulation.

Non sequiter. You can have a large government that has predictable, equal rules. Regulations can be predictable and equal. I'll read more, but so far it isn't looking good.

That statement indicated that there is an implication of a small government, or in other words, that larger governments have more ability to exercise whimsical authority, rather than abide by established rules ordained by the government and maintained by the people.

I'm not saying that's necessarily the case, but there does appear to be such a pattern.

Well, I say what I say in part because the Heritage Foundation's Index of Economic Freedom, which involves things like predictable regulations, has very high scores for countries like Sweden, Norway, et cetera, despite them having fairly large governments and strong regulations.

I'm glad you said that. Taking Sweden as an example, it has only recently achieved such a score, and only through downsizing governmental involvement and influence. Moreover, it's legal system is independent: http://www.heritage.org....

It's increased by two points. The score was still high. And the score in government involvement and influence is still very low.
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10/29/2013 11:30:56 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 11:28:40 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 10/29/2013 11:26:58 PM, Ore_Ele wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:17:14 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:14:47 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:11:59 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:04:41 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

.....So...there is no correlation between a gunshot wound and getting shot?
Seems like you need to dig deeper than a wiki link.

Um... the quote asserted that economic freedom is positively correlated with homosexual tolerance. Those are a bit less related than a gunshot wound and getting shot if you ask me.

Nope. Clear as day to me. Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

Teach a man to fish and he'll do nothing until you give him a fishing pole.

Ahh but not if you teach him to fish with his hands

Noodling only works in the south, lol.
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10/30/2013 6:38:49 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 10:17:14 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:14:47 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:11:59 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:04:41 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

.....So...there is no correlation between a gunshot wound and getting shot?
Seems like you need to dig deeper than a wiki link.

Um... the quote asserted that economic freedom is positively correlated with homosexual tolerance. Those are a bit less related than a gunshot wound and getting shot if you ask me.

Nope. Clear as day to me. Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

So true xD
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

Social Contract Theory debate: http://www.debate.org...
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10/30/2013 6:45:38 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 10/29/2013 10:19:25 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:17:14 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:14:47 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:11:59 PM, Heineken wrote:
At 10/29/2013 10:04:41 PM, themohawkninja wrote:
http://en.wikipedia.org...

.....So...there is no correlation between a gunshot wound and getting shot?
Seems like you need to dig deeper than a wiki link.

Um... the quote asserted that economic freedom is positively correlated with homosexual tolerance. Those are a bit less related than a gunshot wound and getting shot if you ask me.

Nope. Clear as day to me. Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

LOL

And here's the quote from the study's abstract, "Through instrumental variables and first-difference results we find indications of a causal relationship."

Abstracts tend not to reflect conclusions. Luckily, I'm now a university student and I have access to the actual article! Woo!

I'm going to get out the most interesting sections of the conclusion, and post them here.

Speaking on a general level, there are theoretical reasons to expect a positive effect of economic freedom on tolerance, and they have to do with market institutions and the market process. The former refer to the rule of law, including property rights and contract law, which creates assurance that makes people not fear interaction with others.

We furthermore find differing effects: tolerance towards homosexuals is most clearly affected by economic freedom, whereas tolerance towards people of a different race is generally unrelated to it.

. A possible explanation for the former result is that countries in which the value of money is unstable, there is uncertainty about incomes, prices and assets, and there is a risk for scapegoating minorities, especially if they are prone to engage in conspicuous consumption.

The time dimension in the first-difference results as well as the instrumental-variable analysis for the cross-sectional results, indicate that the relationship between economic freedom and tolerance towards homosexuals can probably be regarded as causal: economic freedom indeed appears to foster tolerance.

TableR01;3 presents results from long-run relationship estimations, as the model is gradually expanded. In general, the first-difference analysis confirms the previous results that more economic freedom fosters tolerance towards homosexuals, whereas change in tolerance towards people of a different race does not seem to be affected.23 In the "full" model, more economic freedom is negatively related to the change in the share that thinks it is important to teach kids tolerance

That being said, there are also arguments for a negative effect of
economic freedom on tolerance, e.g., by stimulating sel@257;shness, by relying on
anonymous transactions under asymmetric information, by increasing inequality
and by crowding out intrinsic motivation and pro-social preferences. In the end,
it is an empirical matter what sign the relationship has.


A one-unit increase in economic freedom is associated with the share of people being more tolerant towards homosexuals being about 7 percentage points higher. As for the control variables, they are mostly not statistically significant. Looking at the columns with the "full" models, the most notable exceptions where tolerance towards homosexuals is concerned are negative relationships with religious fractionalization, the share of Muslims and political rights, as well as a positive association with South Asia. In the case of tolerance towards people of a different race, Latin America is positively and South Asia negatively related to it. The kids variable is positively related to Europe and South Asia.
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

Social Contract Theory debate: http://www.debate.org...
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10/30/2013 6:49:18 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Also I'd like to note how massively misconstrued the article seemed to have been by reading the abstract. If anyone can find the xkcd article about how journals are blown up with their findings, I'd love them to post it!
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