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internaut
Mar 2, 2007

I don't stop for nothin', kid.

Death penalty - no deterrent effect
Government study into the effects of the Fairtax (chapter 9) - would be bad
States with laxer gun laws have higher gun crime
Study - guns in the home more likely to provide health risk than benefit
Study - dressing in revealing clothing does not lead to more surprise sex
Increase in terrorism after the War on Terrorism began
Bush Tax Cuts did NOT increase tax revenue
Economists agree that stimulus helps the economy
The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion
Health insurance one of the least competitive markets
Mortality amenable to health care = US has the highest mortality in the 20 countries
1/3 of women in the US military are raped
Top income earners pay only 16.68% tax in the US
US Senators' stock picks outperform stock picking specialists
Hand sanitizers worthless to prevent infection
Stronger teacher's unions correlated with better student performance
Study - black men face discrimination in hiring
Study - ligher skinned black people received lesser jail sentences
Coal combustion releases more radioactive waste into environment than nuclear power
Glenn Greenwald's study into drug decriminalization in Portgual - many benefits



Average football game has 11 minutes of play (more time devoted to showing replays)
Study - homophobia associated with homosexual arousal
Study - studies are worthless when it comes to changing someone's opinion

internaut fucked around with this message at Oct 19, 2011 around 04:30

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internaut
Mar 2, 2007

I don't stop for nothin', kid.

Here are some much larger documents I had laying around.

Study - US spends twice as much on health care than the UK and has worse health outcomes
62% of bankruptcies in the US caused by medical bills, 75% of those had health insurance
Gul Banana's old OP for the thread "Why UHC is unambiguously necessary for America" in D&D

Historically, US economy is much better off under Democratic presidents than Republican
Firearms and violence: interpreting the connection. PDF download

internaut
Mar 2, 2007

I don't stop for nothin', kid.

evilweasel posted:

Just fyi, per that link a football game has cheerleaders for 0.45% of the time they have "football action" (three seconds as opposed to 11 minutes) so that description is a little off.

Yeah I was way off for that one. I also confused "crowd shots" with "standing around". Standing around takes up 58.5% of the time, gameplay takes up 9.4% and crowd shots only 0.9% of the time.

internaut
Mar 2, 2007

I don't stop for nothin', kid.

Hieronymous Alloy posted:

Not to bog this thread down in issue debates, but are people still talking about gun control? I thought the general consensus on this forum was that gun control was a red-herring issue that simply wasn't worth talking about, given the political cost & the fact that it's like the only civil rights issue the Republicans can still legitimately claim to be on the constitutional side of.

It might surprise you to learn not everyone is American and we tend to have different beliefs on gun control. If you have studies that show the huge gun homicide rate in the US compared to other countries is a "red herring issue" then post them. I'm not interested in getting into a debate in this thread but I would like to collect more studies and data to have a better informed opinion.

internaut
Mar 2, 2007

I don't stop for nothin', kid.

Interlude posted:

Well are we trying to limit this thread to topics on which the majority of D&D agrees or not? Anyone can just post a bunch of links about a particular topic and let the reader decide but that doesn't seem to be the point of this.

It would be absurd to only post links to debate resources and data that support what the majority of D&D already believes, whatever that may be. Posting links to debate resources of all kinds can be useful to different people. If you have any studies or data about gun control I for one would be interested to read them. I'm not interested in how politically toxic it is to discuss in American political discourse (the same is true for drug decriminalization and how the War on Terror inspires more terrorism).

Here are some debate resources if you need to argue with certain people:
How to talk to a climate skeptic, contains responses to various climate skeptic claims with links to evidence
A non-libertarian FAQ, contains critiques of various libertarian positions
Liberalism FAQ, contains arguments for many liberal positions such as "personhood does not begin at conception"

internaut
Mar 2, 2007

I don't stop for nothin', kid.

Here are some studies on Israel/Palestine since that section of the OP is empty.
Lancet study on the humanitarian crisis in Israeli occupied territories
Human Sciences Rsearch Council report on how the Israeli-occupied territories meet the legal definition of apartheid

I hope this study showing that focusing police efforts on removing illegal guns reduces gun crime will meet ~D&D approved~ requirements.
Better gun law enforcement rather than further restrictions on gun supply reduce gun crime

internaut
Mar 2, 2007

I don't stop for nothin', kid.

Some past SA threads with informative OPs.
Zeigeist's thread on a Tim Wise article, collects a huge amount of studies showing the racial disparity in the US. Download article
Story's thread in defence of affirmative action policies
Story's thread deflating the myth of the American Dream. Link to full study on intergenerational social mobility
wigga please's thread in opposition to privatization policies

Unfortunately wigga please's thread has a lack of scientific studies on the effects of privatization on prices / quality of life, I'd appreciate resources on this topic. The only studies I can quickly find document the obvious facts that privatization leads to an increase in the profitability of the company and that countries with more privatization have more total stock capitalization. There don't seem to be many studies that examine the impact of privatization on consumers rather than stockholders, which is odd since I thought that's what the study of economics was primarily focused on.

internaut
Mar 2, 2007

I don't stop for nothin', kid.

GodlessCommie posted:

How about an article or a graph about how raising the minimum wage is a good thing and won't raise prices too much?

Minimum wage does not necessarily have negative consequences for economic growth and lowering minimum wage hurts agents in the economy
Rise in minimum wage significantly increased teenage wages without impacting teen employment

internaut
Mar 2, 2007

I don't stop for nothin', kid.

Dirty Job posted:

Does anyone have any links to studies discussing whether homosexuality is a choice? I know they exist, but google searching brings me (oddly enough) to conservapedia and a bunch of news articles, not the studies themselves.

Here's the largest study on the topic:
Genetics and environment determine sexual orientation. PDF

This study of all the twins in Sweden found that somewhere around 30% of genetic factors contribute to same-sex preference and the rest is contributed by the environment. Note "environment" is not the same thing as "choice". You can't choose how your environment (social and biological) affects you.

People who think homosexuality is a choice are the least likely to be swayed by evidence in my opinion. It's very obvious even if you aren't homosexual. At what point did the person you're debating with "choose" to be heterosexual or to like feet or the huge myriad of other sexual preferences unique to each individual. It's the same as asking when someone chose to like the taste of tomatoes.

internaut
Mar 2, 2007

I don't stop for nothin', kid.

MakaVillian posted:

I'm surprised there isn't an article how tax cuts for the wealthy don't actually create that many jobs, unless I missed it. It seems to be a fairly major talking point in the Republican primary.

It's a well accepted fact amongst economists that tax cuts for the wealthy don't create many jobs. People who argue otherwise have no factual basis for their claims so the simplest way to debate with them is to ask them provide their evidence (they have none).

Per CBO estimates, extending tax cuts on the rich will reduce the unemployment rate by between 0% and 0.1%

internaut
Mar 2, 2007

I don't stop for nothin', kid.

Bob Nudd posted:

Hey, not having a go at you, I don't even know what your economic opinions are, but this is an interesting little post. It seems that it's trendy thing to attack economics because it's perceived as having questionable assumptions at its core. Here's a few things to bear in mind when throwing out allegations like that:

No, he means Austrian economics literally rejects empirical evidence and makes no predictions about the real world using defined models. Other economic theories are used in the real world and can make predictions that are quite accurate, for example how many jobs would be created for a given amount of government stimulus.

internaut
Mar 2, 2007

I don't stop for nothin', kid.

King Zog posted:

And I remember someone having some statistics which shows economic statistics on how countries with a social-democratic state fares far better than countries with a more liberal economy. And how the economy goes much better with a Democrat in power rather than a Republican. Anyone knows?

I seem to only have things that relate to inequality which may be lost on your friend.




Intergenerational Social Mobility:The United States in Comparative Perspective (spoiler: the US worse than Norway when it comes to social mobility)

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internaut
Mar 2, 2007

I don't stop for nothin', kid.

Strudel Man posted:

...is Norway particularly bad for social mobility or something?

Right wing people tend to think left-wing countries like Norway and Sweden have poor social mobility. In fact this is not the case.

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