No easy theory on the riots

While the idea of a relationship between inequality and conflict is appealing, conclusive empirical proof of its existence has been elusive. Indeed there is no clear relationship in the data between inequality and violent conflicts.  The above are just a couple of free papers available.  Dull, but a warning about easy connections.



4 thoughts on “No easy theory on the riots

  1. I could go with that – though judging by Channel 4’s efforts some people think the problem is to do with 330 black deaths in police custody. Some time spent shafting myth might be good.

  2. I can’t find anything that makes sense on b lack victimization – even their treatment in mental health (which is bad) is representative of migration problems rather than racism.

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