Building on the work of economist Rick Nevin, Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum discusses the relationship between the drop in environmental lead from the reduction in the use of Tetraethyllead in fuel, and the reduction in crime.
I was always suspicious of Rudy Giuliani’s success in reducing crime in cities across the United States. The lead-reduction hypothesis may explain how he did it.
How Unleaded Gas Cut Crime And Made Us All Safer.
“Would TransCanada support US legislation requiring Canadian oil and products refined from it, such as diesel, to be sold only in the United States, asked Rep. Ed Markey (D) of Massachusetts, ‘so that this country realizes all of the energy security benefits your company and others have promised?’
“ ‘No, I can’t do that,’ Mr. Pourbaix said.”
Next time a giant corporation says “trust us,” you tell them, “Bite Me!”
via Inside the Keystone pipeline: How much would it really help US consumers? – CSMonitor.com.