Sunday, February 8, 2015

My favorite correlation

A pet peeve of mine, when groups find a correlation and then assume causation.  I wouldn't care but then they always want to pass a law that keeps people (sometimes me) from doing what I want to do.  Even when it doesn't keep me from doing what I want, it often imposes a societal cost which is never included in the calculations of those pushing for such laws.

As a libertarian I find that anathema.

Here's a correlation I stumbled across recently which I thought  you might enjoy.

Yes, that's right.  Turns out there is a strong correlation between people drowning in swimming pools and Nick Cage starring in movies.

There oughta be a law.

For more correlation fun you can go to Spurious Correlations.

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