Browsing All posts tagged under »Crime«

Income Inequality and Riots: A Hilariously Unscientific Analysis

August 13, 2011


Those commenting on the British riots have quickly sorted themselves into two camps, which as usual are roughly arranged to accord with political battle lines. Liberal commenters such as Laurie Penny have insisted that, while the violence of the riots is not to be condoned, it is perhaps understandable as the inevitable lashing out of […]

Anders Behring Breivik and Capital Punishment

July 26, 2011


Now that the smoke has cleared and we know that Friday’s attacks in Norway were committed by a Norwegian ultra-nationalist, the inevitable excited discussions about his punishment have begun. The first thing to note here is that this question, while it is certainly being asked in workplace lunchrooms all over the Western world, is the exclusive […]