Comment: Something he missed.

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Something he missed.

There's a difference in how the US and Great Britain report murders. The US reports a murder when they have a body. Great Britain reports a murder when they have a conviction.

So it's good for our side of the argument that the Great Britain murder rate is almost as high as that in the US even without any correction for this massive reporting bias.

Similarly with Japan: Consider a husband who comes home and kills his three kids, wife, and himself. In the US that's counted as four murders and a suicide. In Japan it's counted as five suicides. (The term is "family suicide". Ask someone at a Japanese consulate about it. It also applies if the husband, after killing the rest of his family, makes some apparent attempt at killing himself but fails to do so: Four suicides, no murders. Is it any wonder the Japanese report a lower murder and vastly higher suicide rate than the US?)

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"Obama’s Economists: ‘Stimulus’ Has Cost $278,000 per Job."

That means: For each job "created or saved" about five were destroyed.