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John Lott is at it again. This time he accuses Chris Brown of misquoting him when in fact Lott’s post had been quietly corrected after Brown pointed out that is was wrong. This seems to be the same behaviour that got him into trouble over his mystery survey. Rather than concede that he had made…

John Lott at it again

John Lott in his Fox news column claims: During the 2000 election, with Bill Clinton as president, the economy was viewed through rose-colored glasses. According to polls, voters didn’t realize that the country was in a recession. Pgl has the graphs to show that the US was not in a recession in 2000.

Another fabrication from John Lott

John Lott, in the National Review Online writes: Nor does it really matter that the only academic research on the impact of trigger locks on crime finds that states that require guns be locked up and unloaded face a five-percent increase in murder and a 12 percent increase in rape. Criminals are more likely to…

Jason Soon defends John Lott

Jason Soon is very angry that I dared to criticize John Lott in this post. I wrote about Freedomnomics (where Lott claims that women’s suffrage caused a massive increase in the size of the government): Lott doesn’t like women’s suffrage Soon writes:

David Glenn in the Chronicle of Higher Education: In a motion filed last week in federal court, Mr. Lott’s lawyers asked the judge to place a gag order on any information that might turn up in depositions or private documents as the lawyers on both sides prepare for the trial. The motion asserts that “publication…

John Lott in the Australian

The editorial in the Australian today stated: With memories of the 35 killed at Port Arthur still raw, many Australians would be shocked to learn that the gun lobby in the US pounced on the Virginia Tech massacre to call for extending the right of citizens to carry concealed weapons. Not those who get the…

Glenn Reynolds wrongly claimed that I’d said that 59 was similar to 88. I hadn’t, so he tried to wriggle out by pretending that he was just kidding), adding this: In a related matter, rumors that Lambert once asked a date for “96” on the ground that it’s “similar to” 69 are probably false. Randy…

More guns, less John Lotts

The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports. When Mayla Hernandez saw news of a double homicide Friday night, the circumstances seemed too familiar. She told the Sheriff’s Office her boyfriend John Dorsey called her to pick him up around 12:30 a.m. Saturday on Sycamore Drive. He had blood on his forehead, was upset and wouldn’t explain what…

Are you smarter than John Lott?

The Christian Science Monitor reports on a plan to effectively do away with the electoral college: Picture it: On election day in some future year, a presidential candidate ends up with the most popular votes but not enough electoral votes to win. It’s a repeat of the 2000 election in which one contender, Democrat Al…

Wikipedia 2, John Lott 0

Last year an anonymous person from the American Enterprise Institute repeatedly tried and failed to remove all criticism of Lott from his wikipedia page. He eventually admitted to being Lott and claimed that the “posting contains a huge number of inaccuracies and outright lies”. Over the past few weeks a sequence of more subtle changes…