Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Brazil Nuts: Dale's Anonymous Guest Post Today


Today's Guest Post over at Iain's is unsigned. It claims that Brazil is the most violent country in the world. This is I think nuts. There are no sources and no numbers. Which is not good. UPDATE: Iain has stealth added the author's name.

5 comments:

loveandgarbage said...

Satirical response:

Must have been Ian Blair attempting to justify his actions.

Scott

Evan Price said...

Having just read it before coming to your blog, the article is said to be 'By James Davenport' - under the heading.

I've no ideas about the claims or the statistics and on the whole am pretty sceptical about even quite significant differences between countries as there are different methods for calculation and gathering and most are estimates based on 'recorded' crime.

Chris Paul said...

That byline has been added Evan, by Iain's usual stealth editing. Some time after 9:45 am when I pointed out the issue. Lack of statistics or any kind of rigour is the main problem however. I'm not sure the guest post feature is working really.

Niccolo Machiavelli said...

If you don't like it, have your money back.

Chris Paul said...

I've already had a full refund thanks Nicky. And James will never pick up a pen again.