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Friday, January 04, 2013
Lead and Crime
Everybody knows that violent crime is down in cities because lots of swinging dick mayors barked about getting tougher and tougher and tougher beating up brown bad guys and zero tolerating kids with spray cans and building more jails than schools. Everybody knows that nothing so simple as good government regulation of lead emissions (tied in multiplying studies to increased violence, diminished IQ, higher incidence of ADHD) from tailpipes thronging city streets could have anything to do with anything.