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Lott leaves AEI?

Someone edited John Lott’s wikipedia entry to state that he left AEI in 2006. Sure enough, he is no longer included on the AEI’s list of scholars and fellows. The person who made the edit was anonymous, but the IP address tracks to Washington DC.

Lott’s correction policy

In the comments to Lott’s post where he failed to notice that the study on guns and road rage reported a multi-variate regression in table 1, someone asked him about my post pointing out his mistake. Lott’s response: I haven’t bothered looking at Lambert’s page, but he typically doesn’t have a clue what he is…

Road Rage and Guns and Lott

New Scientist reports: A survey of 2400 drivers carried out by David Hemenway and his colleagues at the Harvard School of Public Health shows that motorists who carry guns in their cars are far more likely to indulge in road rage – driving aggressively or making obscene gestures – than motorists without guns. Some 23…

Lott in NY Times

Kevin Drum is is dismayed that theNew York Times has published an op-ed by John Lott: I note that the New York Times has published a piece by John Lott today and I just have to ask: what is Lott doing writing op-eds for them? The man is a fraud and the Times demeans itself…

Lott on Alito

Todd Zywicki links to Lott’s take on Alito. Lott cites a study by Choi and Gulati but gets taken to task in comments by Frank Cross who writes: Perhaps unsurprisingly, this review by John Lott is quite misleading. Under Choi & Gulati’s citation-based measure of judicial quality, Alito comes out very poorly, well down in…

Unsecured guns

David Hardy writes: USA Today reports, with customary horror, that 1,700,000 children are in homes with unsecured guns, and that one-third of American homes have firearms in them. It goes on to say 1,400 “children and teens” are shot to death each year, and pumps for laws on gun storage (i.e., to criminalize failure to…

Duncan and Maltz letter to the AEI

Keiran Healy observes that the U Chicago Federalist Society acted with integrity when Lott libeled Donohue. In the comments, Michael Maltz posts the letter that he sent with Dudley Duncan to the AEI about Lott and the reply they received: October 21, 2003 Christopher DeMuth President American Enterprise Institute 1150 Seventeenth Street, N.W. Washington, DC…

Lott has a response to my post about his libel of John Donohue. He writes: 2) Unfortunately, the second planned debate was also cancelled. The debate was rescheduled for April 13th this year, and I made sure to reconfirm it because of the previous cancelation. The student at Chicago who set up the debate said…

LA Times publishes Lott

Kevin Drum is not pleased that the LA Times has yet again published a piece by John Lott. You generally expect some dodgy statistics from Lott and he duly delivers: Well, more than nine months have passed [since the assault weapons ban ended] and the first crime numbers are in. Last week, the FBI announced…

Bullshit artist on Bullshit

On his blog, Lott writes: Penn & Teller will be airing a show on their television series name “Bullshit” that examines gun control and apparently focuses on my research. The show will first air on June 27th. The show airs at 10 PM and is replayed at 11 PM. I have been told that the…