Saturday, January 04, 2014

Liberal War on Science: Head Start Edition

Impervious to Evidence, Liberals Ride Again: Mona Charen discusses the evidence for the effectiveness of Head Start and points out that the large-scale, randomized experiments show no significant effects surviving beyond the time the students are in the program itself and precious little effect even then. Randomized, longitudinal studies are the gold-standard for determining science--except when their results don't meet with liberal expectations. As with Genetically modified foods, opposition to nuclear power and vaccinations, liberals are the ones waging a war on science in this case.

Here is a review of the evidence on gun control in Applied Economics Letters showing that the case against gun ownership has virtually no scientific support.

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