With the rising popularity of Medicare-for-All, it wouldn’t be too much of a jump for me to say I’m a contrarian in defending a market based system. At this point, the vast majority of people support Medicare for All – according to a Reuter-Ipsos poll, 85 percent of Democrats and 52 percent of Republicans. Yes, that’s right. Over half of America’s primary right wing party, the Republicans, now support a completely public healthcare program. As support grows on both sides, it seems appropriate to show why this is a no-good idea.
For a while, I’ve been seeing this meme saying “78% of slave owners were Jewish…” with a grouping of sources at the bottom. I’ve never seen a proper debunking or anything, so I figured I should take a look at the data it provides and see if this contains any truth to it.
The debate of Hispanic crime has been going on for the past few decades. We tend to hear a plethora of stories relating to Hispanics being the perps in a lot of crimes and we paint a picture of their crime rates in our head. We do the same for black people and we do the reverse for whites and Asians, seeing a lack of crime and saying “These groups probably don’t commit a lot of crime.” But anecdotes aren’t always great – usually only useful for historical presentation and views of the public. Data is what matters but on Hispanic crime the data leaves a lot to answer. (more…)