Thursday, April 24, 2008

Experiments in Economics

One of the problems with social and political science is that it's difficult to do meaningful experiments: I mean, you can't (for example) take a single country, split it into two parts, make one capitalist and one communist, and see which one experiences the most economic development, right?



Credit for this image again to thepeoplescube.com. To be clear, the image isn't parody - the images come from those "Earth at Night" posters, and the contrast is real.

In defense (again) of San Francisco, I looked out over the city in the middle of the "lights out" time slot and again an hour later, and there was no difference. I didn't hear anybody promoting it except for one or two people in city government.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Cool poster.

People are such idiots.