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Daily Archive for August 30th, 2010

Terrifying Extension

In new NBER working paper we read that: … Using the universe of Palestinian suicide terrorists against Israeli targets between the years 2000 and 2006 we provide evidence on the correlation between economic conditions, the characteristics of suicide terrorists and the targets they attack.  High levels of unemployment enable terror organizations to recruit more educated, […]

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An old good friend of mine from college posted on Facebook the other day: 1 military suicide every 36 hours; current prevention programs are not working: http://tiny.cc/9tx05 Clicking through to the referenced link you see the actual data: The report noted that from 2005 to 2009, more than 1,100 servicemembers committed suicide—an average of 1 […]

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