This is the third part of a series looking at random interesting studies. Part one is here, and part two is here. I read these papers fairly quickly, so do let me know if I’ve made any errors that you can spot. On political violence There are a few empirical findings that I very much hope are true. The world is more convenient if cracking down on free speech actually causes extreme views to fester. It would be great if the legalisation of cannabis causes rates of psychosis to fall, and the libertarian case aligns with the utilitarian case. And it would be a real shame if terrorism actually led to an increase in support for the cause the terrorists are supporting. But alas, sometimes you stumble upon a Mick Jagger finding that reminds you that
Interesting! The study on gender discrimination - is it focusing on call back rates only? There are some recent studies I looked that discussed other ways gender preferences impact women's wage outcomes - https://www.nominalnews.com/p/marriage-preferences-and-gender-outcomes. It may be that easy to measure forms of discrimination are now no longer present but other forms might still be present - I also wrote about studies in real estate discrimination where explicit discrimination is no longer prevalent but implicit discrimination is extremely large.