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Gun Control Arguments & Research (draft)

Submitted by devin on Tue, 07/24/2018 - 18:54

Now that I live in the USA, I've had a lot more arguments about gun control. They rarely go anywhere, since there's a gulf in values between left and right wing thinkers on this issue. I want to use this post as a staging ground to collect the common arguments on gun control from both sides, and point out research which validates or contradicts the various arguments.

To summarize my current position:

Gender pay gap

Submitted by devin on Sun, 11/13/2016 - 14:57

There are so many people online saying "there is no pay gap", or "there is a pay gap". Often it's really hard to get clarity on an apples-to-apples comparison showing data that demonstrates the pay gap. 

Here's a link to a study showing a pay gap in the first year after college. This ignores the problem of lost wages because of maternity leave, and also differences in negotiation (which is debatable - apparently some studies have shown that women who negotiate salary are penalized). If there's good research on that, send me a message!