Saturday, January 19, 2008

Quote of the Day: Gordon Dahl

“In the short run, if you take away violent movies, you’re going to increase violent crime.”
From the January 7 edition of the New York Times. The quote is from Gordon Dahl, an ecnomist at the University of California, San Diego who worked on a study that came to the conclusion above.

From the Times:
"Professor Dahl and the paper’s other author, Stefano DellaVigna, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley, attach precise numbers to their argument: Over the last decade, they say, the showing of violent films in the United States has decreased assaults by an average of about 1,000 a weekend, or 52,000 a year."

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