Friday, July 11, 2008

Top Secret Gov't Plan Exposed

There is an explanation for the ever-surging gas prices in our country that the government doesn't want you to know.

I allege increased gas prices are part of the government's war on automobile deaths. Probably unintentionally, considering their past track record at social change, the government has reduced automobile fatalities by nearly a third between 1985 and 2006 through the increased price at the pump.

Our good friends at the Associated Press reported on a recent study analyzing gas prices and auto death fatalities. The finding: as gas prices go up, deaths go down. Conversely, they found that as gas prices go down, deaths go up.

That is what they call a negative correlation in the math world.

The article presents explanations from the researchers, Michael Morrisey of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and David Grabowski of Harvard Medical School, on what factors influence this change in deaths.

Pontifications? Issues with their argument?

1 comment:

Heather J. Chin said...

Negative correlation AND unintended consequences!