One more Galtian superman in action

Yes, the jerk who spread false disaster rumors as Sandy hit Manhattan was a bundler for Romney.

Not all Romney bundlers are rich, hyper-entitled sociopaths. And not all rich, hyper-entitled sociopaths are Romney bundlers.

But the correlation has a p-value so small you can’t even see it.

And that is no accident, comrades.

Update The troll apologizes, and hopes that you’ll vote for the Republican Congressional candidate whose campaign he was managing until he resigned this morning.

Ummm … no?

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact:

4 thoughts on “One more Galtian superman in action”

  1. But what’s the R, Mark? As you well know you can get tiny p-values with a large enough sample.

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