Wednesday, February 23, 2005
Studies are important. People who already know the answer they want to get commission studies to give them that answer. Therefore, it is very important for us to look at studies. Two examples today.
Think of the children! It used to be that "OMG children are getting hurt" was considered justification for trying to fix things. Those days are over.
The first study also concluded exposure to traffic pollution disproportionately affects racial minorities and low-income students, said report co-author Bart Ostro.
“There does seem to be an environmental justice factor,” he said.
Nevermind what "environmental justice factor" means. Apparently, if problems affected children of all races equally, we wouldn't need to be taking action.
Casinos bad! So say the people whose business would be hurt by the casino.
Many East Bay communities fear the slot machines will prey on people who can least afford to gamble.
Oops, it wasn't bad before, when it hurt everyone, but now it hurts poor people more, so it's time to take action!
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